Infuse 3.3 now available

Infuse 3.3

Infuse 3.3 has arrived, and with it brings a whole host of under-the-hood improvements and features to make life better than ever before.

High-performance playback core

After the whirlwind of features added in the last few versions, we decided to take a step back and work to make things better from the inside out. We've entirely revamped the guts of what makes Infuse tick, and the end result is a shiny, brand-new playback core designed for speed and performance (seriously, it's really great). 

Google Cast background playback

Our mission in life over the past few months has been to provide awesome support for Google Cast, and today we're taking a huge step forward towards that goal by adding background playback. Infuse now features the ability to continue Casting to your TV while using other apps, or while your device is locked. Boom!

All-new Dolby Audio library

We've been working closely with our friends at Dolby on an all-new audio library to ensure you hear nothing but crystal clear sound while enjoying your movies and TV shows. Because let's face it, crisp, clear audio is waaayy better than hearing silence.

Plus a few other bits...

  • Auto-add existing subtitles when downloading videos from network shares
  • Improved metadata matching for Plex TV shows
  • Better support for direct URLs with embedded signatures
  • Option to manually toggle Dolby Audio effects
  • Resolved a rare WebDAV setup issue
  • Squashed a few more SSA subtitle bugs
  • Fixed a rare crash that occurred when opening the app
  • Other minor improvements and fixes

Thanks so much for using Infuse. We'd love to hear from you, so please feel free to post a comment below or drop us a note with any thoughts or questions you may have.

Download Infuse 3 for iOS
or 
click here to learn more about Infuse 3.

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Infuse 3.2 with Google Cast

Google Cast

Dust off your Chromecast or Nexus Player - Google Cast streaming has arrived! With Google Cast, you can stream your favorite content from your iPhone or iPad to any TV that has a Cast device attached.

Keep in mind this is a beta feature, and while we work to perfect the Google Cast experience, we wanted to let you join in the fun. Plus, if you have time to share your feedback it will assist us greatly in making Infuse even better! Google Cast (beta) is available to Infuse Pro users, and can be enabled in the Infuse sidebar settings menu.

Plus even more...

  • Stream from FTP/SFTP sources
  • Stream/download from direct web URLs
  • Support for styled SSA/ASS subtitles
  • Better handling of TV shows downloaded from shares
  • Improved stability when browsing SMB shares
  • Fixed cover art while AirPlaying
  • Fixed subtitle timing offsets
  • trakt related improvements
  • Many other minor imrovements and fixes

Thanks so much for using Infuse. We'd love to hear from you, so please feel free to post a comment below or drop us a note with any thoughts or questions you may have.

Download Infuse 3 for iOS
or 
click here to learn more about Infuse 3.

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Introducing aTV Flash (xbmc edition)

aTV Flash (xbmc edition)

Introducing an all-new platform for running the latest XBMC version 13.2 (Gotham) on the original (silver) Apple TV - including support for the latest video add-ons, 1080p video, and more!

aTV Flash (xbmc edition) is finely tuned, optimized for speed, and provides a complete replacement for the standard Apple TV software.

How does it work?

Installation is done in about 5 minutes using a USB flash drive. We've also built in a special restore option, so should the need ever arise the original Apple TV software can easily be reinstalled at any time.

Is this different from aTV Flash (silver)?

The original aTV Flash (silver) installs add-ons alongside the native Apple TV software, aTV Flash (xbmc edition) replaces the Apple TV software entirely. Each serves a different purpose, but if your main goal is to get XBMC on your Apple TV then aTV Flash (xbmc edition) is the one you want.

Does it play 1080p?

Yes. By installing a special 1080p video card, the original Apple TV will be fully capable of playing most 1080p formats. 1080p video cards are available as an optional add-on when ordering. Note: Installing a 1080p video card replaces the standard Apple TV Wi-Fi card. A directly connected ethernet cable or USB Wi-Fi adapter (also available as an optional add-on) will be required for network access.

More info

Full details on everything that's included with aTV Flash (xbmc edition) can be found here.


aTV Flash (black) 2.5

aTV Flash (black)

aTV Flash (black) 2.5 is here and with it comes the same great trakt sync that made its debut in Infuse 3 for iOS earlier this month. This all-new syncing method allows you to effortlessly keep your watched history in sync between devices. As an example, you can start watching a movie on your Apple TV, then finish it later on your iPad...Infuse will keep everything in sync automatically. Note: Syncing requires a free trakt.tv account.

Naturally, we've also added in a handful of other minor improvements and fixes to keep everything running smoothly.

How do I update?

As usual, updating can be done right on the Apple TV through the Maintenance > Manage Extras menu. If you need to re-install, links for the latest version can be found in your account under the Downloads tab.

If you're new to aTV Flash (black) you can learn more about everything it offers here.

Enjoy Smile

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Infuse 3.1 with trakt sync

trakt v2

We're excited to announce the release of Infuse 3.1 which includes an all-new way to sync using trakt. Pro users can now sync watched history, and playback progress across multiple devices! Start watching a movie on your iPhone while riding home on the train, and pick up your iPad later at home to finish it. Infuse will automatically keep track of exactly where you left off.

And more...

  • New trakt v2 API for improved speed and reliability
  • Better support for XBMC/Kodi libraries (NFO files and additional image overriding)
  • Global options for Dolby/DTS audio passthrough
  • Auto-delete subtitles when a video is removed
  • Resolved issue with some video types not appearing
  • Other stability and performance improvements

Thanks so much for using Infuse. We'd love to hear from you, so please feel free to post a comment below or drop us a note with any thoughts or questions you may have.

Download Infuse 3 for iOS
or 
click here to learn more about Infuse 3.

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Infuse 3.0.2 - Hi10P video and fixes

Anime fans rejoice!

Infuse now features HW decoding of Hi10P (H.264 High 10 Profile) videos for buttery smooth playback on recent iOS devices (iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, and newer). This change also requires iOS 8.

We've also included a few fixes

  • Better color rendering in dark scenes
  • Resolved iPhone 4 playback issues

Enjoy!

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Infuse 3.0.1 - a few fixes

The response to Infuse 3 has been simply amazing, and today we've got a quick bug fix release that addresses a handful of minor issues that have come up.

The most noticeable change in this version relates to how past Pro purchases are handled. Pro features from Infuse 2 are transferred automatically when upgrading to Infuse 3, but soon after the release it was clear we didn't do a great job of indicating this within the app. 3.0.1 does this much more effectively, in an effort to avoid any further confusion.

Also included are a number of behind the scenes improvements to help keep everything running smoothly.

What's new in 3.0.1

  • Better handling of past Pro upgrades
  • Improved AirPlay performance
  • Improved audio track selection
  • Improved reliability when downloading files from some UPnP shares
  • Improved file download logic when AirPlay is active
  • Improved UI performance when AirPlaying videos with AC3/DTS tracks
  • Improved playback of videos with missing or corrupt keyframes
  • Improved reliability of AirPlay when using subtitles
  • Improved UI experience when scrolling backdrops and posters in grid view
  • Improved support for chapters with AirPlay
  • Improved audio track selection with AirPlay
  • Resolved issues with restoring playback position in some cases
  • Other stability and performance improvements

Enjoy!

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Infuse 3 has arrived...with DTS!

Infuse 3

We've been pretty busy over the past few months working on Infuse 3, and we're super-excited that we are able to share it with you today.

Simply put, Infuse 3 is a massive update. It's been fully optimized for iOS 8, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and adds a bunch of amazing new things including DTS-HD® audio, mophie space pack access, AirStash® streaming, an all-new dark mode, and a host of other niceties that make the whole Infuse experience just that much better.

DTS and DTS-HD audio (finally!)

After working closely with DTS over the past 2 years, we're extremely proud to announce that Infuse is the first and only iOS app in its class to include fully certified DTS® and DTS-HD® audio. Today, every major film studio in the United States uses DTS multi-channel digital sound, and virtually all major Hollywood feature films are released with soundtracks in the DTS format. Infuse + DTS = the richest mobile cinema experience - period.

DTS-HD

Get more built-in local storage

Get up to 64GB more storage on your iPhone by adding a mophie space pack. The space pack is the world’s first rechargeable battery case with local built-in storage made for iPhone 5s & iPhone 5, and best of all it now works with Infuse, seamlessly.

mophie space pack

Stay entertained on the go

Bring your whole collection of favorite TV shows, HD movies, and home videos on long road trips or flights by streaming from portable Wi-Fi devices like AirStash®, Sandisk Connect, and many others. The extra capacity will ensure you will never be bored again!

AirStash

And a mountain of other goodies...

  • Optimized for iOS 8, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus
  • Streaming is now available to free users
  • Share synced files via AirDrop
  • Create favorites for quick access to streamed folders
  • Download content from the main ticket view
  • Huge improvements for browsing TV show collections
  • Dark mode theme
  • Download/stream synced files via HTTP
  • Download videos in the background
  • Use your own folder artwork (folder.png or folder.jpg)
  • Default language options for audio, subtitles, and metadata
  • Sync/stream over 4G/LTE cellular
  • Manual artwork for folders (use folder.jpg or folder.png)
  • Mark movies and shows as watched/unwatched
  • 2-way trakt watched history sync
  • Sort files by name or date
  • Tap ticket artwork to start video playback
  • Manual movie/show title search
  • Transfer files via Wi-Fi when iPhone is acting as a hotspot
  • Initial URL scheme for video streaming
  • Better support for subtitle encoding types
  • Better support for some TV series
  • Better handling of new and past In-App purchases
  • Improved AirPlay reliability
  • Improved subtitle support for Arabic languages
  • Improved playback of some h.264 content
  • Resolved issues with missing synced iTunes content
  • Various UI updates
  • Many other reliability and performance improvements

Awesome upgrade pricing

For a limited time we're offering a HUGE discount to those upgrading from older versions. After downloading Infuse 3, just tap the ‘Upgrade to Infuse Pro’ option found in the sidebar menu to unlock all the new features. And hey, if you’re not in a position to grab a copy of Infuse Pro right now, no problem - we're giving you a bunch of the new features anyway. Smile

Note: All existing Pro features from Infuse 2 will transfer to Infuse 3. More details can be found here.

Download Infuse 3 for iOS
or 
click here to learn more about Infuse 3.

Thanks!

We're so incredibly thankful to people like you who have supported us up to this point. It's a privilege and an honor to be able to touch so many people with the things we create, and without you none of this would be possible. We think you're going to love this new release so I hope you check out everything that's new in Infuse 3.

Also, we'd love to hear from you - so please feel free to post a comment below or drop us a note with any thoughts or questions you may have.

All the best,

James Abeler

James Abeler
Founder, FireCore

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Critical update: Infuse & TMDb

Recently TMDb (the service we use for movie info and artwork) made a few changes to their API. These changes are relatively minor, and will not affect how Infuse works, but they did require us to make a few small adjustments in the way Infuse accesses their service.

These changes are included in new updates, for iOS and Apple TV, and will allow things to continue working as they always have.

I encourage you to install these updates ASAP, as some features in the older versions will soon stop working.

Thanks for your continued support!

James Abeler
Founder, FireCore

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Infuse 2.3: Now Streaming Plex + XBMC

We’ve been hard at work over the past 2 months, and are proud to announce the release of Infuse 2.3 - one of our biggest updates ever!

What’s new in 2.3

Stream from Plex, XBMC, and more!

Connect with apps like Plex, XBMC, WMC, PS3 Media Server, and other UPnP/DLNA servers to browse, stream, and download movies and TV shows right on your iPhone or iPad.

All-new gesture controls

Control video playback and settings like a pro by using these all-new, intuitive gesture controls.

  • Play/pause - 2-finger tap
  • Rewind - tap/drag left (longer drag = longer rw)
  • Fast-forward - tap/drag right (longer drag = longer ff)
  • Adjust volume - tap/drag up or down right side of screen
  • Adjust brightness - tap/drag up or down left side of screen
  • Adjust zoom level - double-tap

Continuous playback

Enjoy non-stop playback for TV episodes, and other videos. When one video finishes, the next will start automatically.

And so much more!

  • Refreshed styling in many areas
  • Single movie folders are now displayed with cover art
  • Visual indicators for downloaded files
  • Smarter calculation of when videos are marked as ‘watched’
  • Better subtitle performance for some languages
  • Ability to add artwork manually (use title.jpg and title_backdrop.jpg)
  • Improved streaming for certain NAS devices
  • Localization improvements
  • Many UI related improvements
  • Other performance and stability improvements

Infuse 2.3 is now available as a FREE download in the App Store.

Enjoy!

Download Infuse 2 for iOS
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click here to learn more about Infuse 2.

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New goodies in Infuse 2.2.2

Over the past few weeks we've received a ton of awesome feedback from our amazing users, and today we're happy to announce much of that has turned into some great new features which are part of Infuse 2.2.2. Here's the scoop on what's new.

Import subtitles from other apps

Now in addition to syncing your own subtitles, or streaming them from another device you can import them into Infuse from emails, Dropbox, Skydrive, and pretty much any other file sharing app. It doesn't stop there. Infuse will let you select which subtitle goes with which video...so there are no special file naming requirements to worry about.

New gesture controls

You asked, and we listened. Infuse now supports a handful of new gesture controls. Double tap to play/pause, swipe up/down on the right side of the screen to control volume and swipe up/down on the left side to control brightness. And as before, you can swipe left/right anywhere on the screen to skip backwards or forwards 30 seconds.

Full list of changes

  • Import subtitles from other apps
  • Orientation lock
  • Added retina artwork for browser upload screen
  • New gesture controls
    • 2 finger tap to play/pause video
    • Swipe up/down right side of screen to control volume
    • Swipe up/down left side of screen to control brightness
  • Improved handling of Metadata Fetching setting for remote TV Shows
  • Improved performance for Dolby Audio (AC3) when passthrough is disabled
  • Improved AirPlay stability
  • Resolved issues with lock screen images for videos with embedded thumbnails
  • Resolved issues with resume position after connecting or disconnecting HDMI adapter
  • Resolved issue where device wouldn’t enter sleep mode while a movie was opening
  • Resolved floating crash when disconnecting HDMI cable
  • Added option to clear all metadata
  • AirPlay in background now works correctly for local files after pausing or resuming playback
  • Higher resolution for posters on iPad in landscape
  • Numerous localization improvements
  • Other performance and stability improvements

Infuse 2.2.2 is now available as a FREE download in the App Store.

Enjoy!

Download Infuse 2 for iOS
or 
click here to learn more about Infuse 2.

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