ios 4.3

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by powerman, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. powerman macrumors regular


    Aug 19, 2010
    Is anyone using the 4.3 bata on there atv? What is it doing for your Atv? Will it be worth updating as it looks to be getting closer.
  2. stridemat Moderator


    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Has the beta for iOS 4.3 been released for Apple TV yet?

  3. newagemac macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2010
    The main improvement with the iOS 4.3 beta for the Apple TV is video Airplay support for 3rd party apps. I hear there are other small changes as well such as streaming videos start quicker and the arrangement of the onscreen keyboard. It has not been released yet.
  4. powerman thread starter macrumors regular


    Aug 19, 2010
    Will it allow web based media. This is what I have been wanting for awhile. Even if it is only able to airplay form safari only it would be nice.
  5. newagemac macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2010

    Yes, but it has to be enabled on the website with a small bit of code. If I remember correctly it's something very simple like adding Airplay="Allow" to the video embed.
  6. powerman thread starter macrumors regular


    Aug 19, 2010
    Alright, when it comes out I will have to start sending requests to the web pages i want on my tv. Thank you.
  7. Rog210 macrumors regular

    Mar 23, 2004
    Apple really need to enable Airplay for their DVDPlayer app. It's crazy that I have to spend hours messing around with Handbrake to mitigate the picture quality of a re-encode when Apple could just allow streaming from their purpose-built app.

    They also really need to work on supporting playback of .AVI and .MOV containers too.

    They have a potentially game changing product here but it's not going to get mass acceptance until people can throw most video formats into iTunes and have them just work.

    I understand they can't do that for DVDs because of the licensing issues surrounding the format but surely Airplay would be acceptable? If not, I hope a 3rd party steps up and fixes this obvious weak link.
  8. ecschwarz macrumors 65816


    Jun 28, 2010
    The other big change is the way the on-screen keyboard operates. It's a bit more like the iPhone/iPad/iPod touch in that you can toggle between uppercase, lowercase, and symbols.

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