Why are the apple tv updates so slow....

gpspad

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I tried for three days to down load the apple tv update, via the device and the direct links to http://appldnld.apple.com/ someone provided.

I had to download from a third party site to finally get it.

Its as if the site isn't working. Its been a while since the IOS8 release, why is the site still so slow? Is it something wrong on my end?
 

Alrescha

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Is it something wrong on my end?
Could be. Both of my Apple TVs updated in ~30 minutes or so from start to finish (which is a long time to me, but most of that time was updating, not downloading).

A.
 

gpspad

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I should have added, that I am not having any issues with other sites.
 

Toltepeceno

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I tried for three days to down load the apple tv update, via the device and the direct links to http://appldnld.apple.com/ someone provided.

I had to download from a third party site to finally get it.

Its as if the site isn't working. Its been a while since the IOS8 release, why is the site still so slow? Is it something wrong on my end?
What site did you download it from? I'm having problems also, it times out and says it could not be downloaded at this time.
 

gpspad

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I tried using both the direct download files posted on another thread in here and a few links to the direct ios8 update files. Didn't want to post the link as I not even sure how to use the files, but I put the main domain in my email.

Point is I can't get them to download.

Even tried to a seas0n pass JB on an old ATV2 I have, that's not even able to download what it's supposed to.

I have verizon DSL if it matters. Maybe Apple is limiting downloads from nom Apple device requests?

The thing is if I can't even download a single file, don't want to lock my tv into a three day download then cancel early and brick my device using the apple update.
 
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RITmusic2k

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One of my AppleTVs updated flawlessly; the other hangs on the "estimating time remaining" update screen until it goes dark, and wakes back up to the home screen if I touch it again. I've left it for hours, tried it several times, no luck...
 

gpspad

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Just. Quick update, tried JB again today and it just suddenly downloaded. Wasn't anything different on my end
 

ReynalynMO

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I tried for three days to down load the apple tv update, via the device and the direct links to http://appldnld.apple.com/ someone provided.

I had to download from a third party site to finally get it.

Its as if the site isn't working. Its been a while since the IOS8 release, why is the site still so slow? Is it something wrong on my end?
[doublepost=1507461814][/doublepost]I noticed it too.
 
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