What do you do with your JB'd ATV2?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by reebzor, May 2, 2011.

  1. reebzor macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2008
    Philadelphia, PA
    So yesterday I bought an AppleTV2 and I jailbroke it as soon as I got home because I really only intended to use it with Plex. So I did that, and it's all up and running but the experience was so easy, I wanted to install more stuff. I'm having a hard time finding other things to install and other ways to use the AppleTV.

    I assume it is only a matter of time before Apple releases an App Store for the AppleTV but I don't want to wait to install Apps on mine. I know there is not a ton of stuff out there, but what else is there to do with a Jailbroken AppleTV2?
  2. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    Wow, I didn't know you can jailbreak an AppleTV. Does it have cydia and can you restore it to stock?
  3. milbournosphere macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2009
    San Diego, CA
    I use Plex on my jailbroken ATV2. I have the media server set up on my Mac Pro and connect using my iPad, atv2, or my girlfriend's macbook. It's a very elegant media solution. It connects to IMDb and various other databases for metadata collection. I like it because I can stream my mkv's to my atv2 without having to re-encode.
  4. bcburrows macrumors 6502


    Mar 25, 2009
    I bought the firecore ATv Black program. installed XMBC, internet browser, and the usual stuff on there, but to be honest, so far Plex is all I use.....

    It is fantastic got the iphone and ipad apps - does seem to be a little resource hungry, and some of the categorization is a little odd - it lists an albino bias category because of the Da Vinci Code!!! Bit excessive

    However, I too would be keen to know if anyone has an suggestions for the appleTv - I suspect its specs and function prob mean it is about at its limit now
  5. Mr-Kerrse macrumors 6502

    Apr 1, 2011
    United Kingdom
    I use Plex, XBMC & The media player from atv flash. I find Plex a little funny as it shows films i don't even have on my computer ! XBMC is ok occasionally crashed when watching a film. The atv flash media player has got a lot better since the updates.

    I use my atv mostly for playing music as it's nice to be able to control what i play & volume etc while sitting in the garden (very lazy i know) :)

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