What can you do to that black box?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by born4sky, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. born4sky macrumors 6502a


    Mar 14, 2008
    Hi forum, I finally got apple tv and was wondering what can be done to it to enhance it's functionality even further.

    Please advise.
  2. jsf721 macrumors 6502

    Dec 27, 2011
    Li, NY
    Very Cool, how did you do that type of LINK?

  3. zachlegomaniac macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2008
    The ****** site has a "shorten url" button next to the copy button. There's a brand new iPhone app ($0.99) too that's pretty great.
  4. CSpackler macrumors regular


    Jun 22, 2010
    On a plane
    You can do a lot to it if you jailbreak (which is very easy using Seas0npass).

    Install XBMC, a media player for videos and music stored on a local computer drive or network drive. Also NitoTV allows packages to be installed, similar to Cydia. So you can get Hulu, Amazon, Icefilms and other streams once you get familiar with it. There are also numerous plugins. These are the two biggies and have the most support.

    At this point the mini USB port on the ATV2 has not been enabled. More specifically, the ATV2 is a host device, so it's meant to be plugged into a computer for iTunes to restore it. Likely it will never be enabled.

    I just read a thread somewhere that someone was able to enable the Bluetooth stack on the ATV2 and successfully got an Apple Bluetooth keyboard hooked up. This would obviously open a lot of doors and possibly allow headsets, controllers and other BT devices to be connected.

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