Infuse 4.2 - Library View

We've had our nose to the grindstone over the past few weeks, and today we're pleased to finally share the fruits of our labor with you. Infuse 4.2 is a major update, and introduces a bunch of great features we know you're going to love! Read on for full details on what's new.

Library View (aka the new hotness)

Introducing our brand spankin’ new Library View which makes finding videos to watch quick and easy. Infuse will search deep within your folders to catalog every movie, TV show, and cat video it can find and group them all together in a slick new menu. Plus, with a set of all-new Smart Filters, you can browse by genre, rating, release date, age rating, and even get an overview of all unwatched or recently added items with just a few taps.

Library View

Favorites, tailored just for you

Not only is browsing super-easy when using Smart Filters, these can also be used to create Favorites that appear right on the Infuse home screen. Want quick access to kids movies? Done. How about unwatched TV shows? No problem. With just a few taps you can customize Infuse to ensure the content you want to enjoy is front and center for whenever you're ready to view it. Even better, adding custom artwork for your Favorites can now be done right from the Apple TV menus.

Favorites

Trakt ratings sync

In addition to playback progress and watched history, trakt ratings now also stay in sync between all your devices. Rated items are now designated with a shiny set of distinctive orange stars that get updated from trakt automatically. Ratings can be easily posted to trakt from Infuse on iOS/tvOS or through trakt.tv.

trakt ratings

Spotlight search

Now it's easy to quickly find videos on iOS while on the go. Videos selected from within Spotlight will instantly start playing, and Infuse will pick up right where you left off if you happened to already start that video on another device.

Spotlight

What's new in 4.2 (tvOS)

  • All-new Library View with Smart Filters
  • New artwork picker for folder and library favorites
  • Personalized trakt ratings
  • Auto-select first unwatched TV episode
  • Episodes now grouped by season in Recently Watched
  • Streamlined sign in process for trakt
  • Recently used subtitle languages are now grouped together
  • Mark folders to use embedded metadata only
  • Resume prompt now displays resume time
  • Additional Continuous Playback options
  • Better support for 60+ fps videos
  • Apple TV 'Dolby Digital' option now works with 7.1 content
  • Improved universal remote scrolling
  • Improved indexing behavior
  • Improved lower shelf navigation
  • Improved double-tap browsing controls
  • Improved display of DTS-HD MA track names
  • Improved trakt rating prompt
  • Many, many other minor improvements and fixes

What's new in 4.2 (iOS)

  • Spotlight search Cool
  • Personalized trakt ratings
  • Auto-select first unwatched TV episode
  • Additional Continuous Playback options
  • Group recently used languages near top of subtitles download menu
  • Updated Dolby Audio library
  • Tap outside ticket to close (iPad only)
  • Local files can now be deleted with File Management disabled
  • Resolved playback issue affecting some Dolby ATMOS videos
  • Many, many other minor improvements and fixes

As always, we love hearing from you - so please feel free to post a comment below or drop us a note with any thoughts or questions you may have.

Enjoy! Smile

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Infuse 4.1 - Now Available

The first major update for Infuse 4 has arrived! We didn't cut any corners here, and worked hard to add ton of great new things that we think you are going to love, including watched icons, dark mode, HD audio, background fetching, and much, much more. Read on for full details on what's new.

Pick up where you left off

With our all-new watched indicators finding something new to watch has never been easier. Both new and in-progress videos will have a colorful orange banner overlayed on top of the poster, with a small icon to indicate the status. Watched status icons are also visible on the video details page.

Watched icons

Turn down the lights

An all-new dark mode inspired by the iOS version is now available for tvOS. Dark room viewing has never been better!

Dark Mode

Now playing: 24-bit HD audio

Hear every detail, and enjoy up to 7.1 channels of 24-bit lossless HD audio (DTS-HD MA and Dolby TrueHD). HD audio provides a richer sound with much greater depth and dynamic range, and is the same audio film producers hear before a movie leaves the studio. Infuse will send HD audio to an AV receiver as uncompressed, multi-channel LPCM for the best possible experience. Full details on how the new options work can be found here.

Lossless audio

Ready when you are

Now whenever you open Infuse it will automatically start scanning your favorites for new files, and work to pull down metadata and artwork for you in the background. This means your content will be ready and waiting whenever you are ready to enjoy it!

Background indexing

What's new in 4.1 (tvOS)

  • Watched indicators
  • Dark Mode
  • Added HD audio support (up to 7.1ch & 24-bit) via LPCM
  • Automatic deep folder scanning
  • Improved playback controls
  • New popup menu (longpress a video to open)
  • Mark videos as watched/unwatched
  • Delete videos from remote SMB and FTP/SFTP shares
  • Updated Siri remote playback controls to tvOS 9.2 style (details)
  • Added age rating to video details
  • Added support for .divx files
  • Added visual hints for chapters
  • Smoother poster scrolling
  • Improved metadata fetching accuracy
  • Improved SMB streaming reliability
  • Resolved issues with transparent Favorite artwork
  • Resolved issues with some FTP encoding types
  • Resolved rare issues with subtitle download menu
  • Resolved rare performance issue present when using subtitles
  • Resolved issues with WoL (Wake-on-LAN)
  • Many, many, many small player improvements
  • Other minor improvements and fixes

What's new in 4.1 (iOS)

  • Automatic deep folder scanning
  • Delete videos from remote SMB and FTP/SFTP shares
  • Better Favorite management
  • Added support for .divx files
  • TV Show backdrops are now grouped by season
  • Improved metadata fetching accuracy
  • Improved SMB streaming reliability
  • Resolved issues with some FTP encoding types
  • Resolved issues when adding files from iCloud Drive
  • Resolved rare performance issue present when using subtitles
  • Many, many, many small player improvements
  • Other minor improvements and fixes

As always, we love hearing from you - so please feel free to post a comment below or drop us a note with any thoughts or questions you may have.

Enjoy! Smile

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Infuse 4 for iOS - Now Available

Infuse 4 for iOS has arrived!

At first glance, Infuse 4 may look like something you've seen before, but that is where the similarities end. We've gone deep under the hood to make significant changes in just about every area. The end result is an all-new playback core, built on modern frameworks, that take full advantage of Apple's latest hardware. Naturally, we've also added a few other goodies as well...read on for more details.

High-performance playback

Our new high-performance playback core has been optimized to work great with newer devices, including the iPad Pro. We've also fine-tuned things for speedy browsing, great battery life, and silky-smooth playback of videos with resolutions up to 4K.

High-performance player

Accessibility now comes standard

Robust support for VoiceOver is now baked right into Infuse. This allows our blind or low-vision users to easily enjoy everything Infuse has to offer. All features, including browsing shares, reading movie titles/descriptions, adjusting settings, and controlling playback are available.

VoiceOver

Custom favorite artwork

Make Infuse your own by adding custom artwork for favorites and folders. These will appear right on the home screen when opening Infuse - ensuring your folders look just as good as the videos inside them.

Favorites

Optimized for iPad Pro

Pro devices demand Pro apps, and we've optimized everything to look and function great on the highest resolution device in the iOS family. We've spruced a few things up for other devices as well. Wink

iPad Pro

Everything that's new in 4.0

  • All-new playback core, with many, many improvements and optimizations
  • Optimized for iPad Pro
  • Full VoiceOver support
  • Faster (like way faster) metadata fetching
  • Custom artwork for favorites and folders
  • 5 all-new video zoom options
  • Extra display options for subtitle font, size, and weight
  • Landscape lock for iPad
  • Extra sort order options
  • Streaming related optimizations and improvements
  • Improved default audio track selection
  • Improved playback and rendering of 4K videos
  • Improved title sorting
  • Improved reliability of AirPlay and Google Cast
  • Many subtle UI improvements
  • Many, many, many other minor improvements and fixes

Note: Infuse 4 requires iOS 8 or later.

4.0.3 for Apple TV is also out today, and includes

  • Stream audio to AirPlay speakers
  • DivX/Xvid (.avi) support
  • Additional font size/weight options for subtitles
  • Option to use edge taps to jump between chapters
  • Option to hide Recently Watched on home screen
  • 10s icon while hovering
  • Improved SMB loading times
  • Improved audio track selection logic
  • Improved Favorite edit screen
  • Improved error resilience for SMB connections
  • Improved metadata fetching
  • Adjusted title sorting
  • Updated localizations
  • Disabled false positive playback warnings
  • Various playback improvements
  • A few other minor fixes

Upgrade to Infuse 4 today...for free!

Yes, your heard that right! We're making Infuse 4 a free upgrade for all current Infuse users (v3 or later). Your current Pro features will transfer over automatically, and you can take advantage of all the new goodness v4 has to offer without paying an extra cent. And, as an added bonus, your Pro features also transfer over to Infuse 4 for the new Apple TV (and vice versa, of course).

Keep an eye out for even more exciting features coming soon.

That's all for now.

Enjoy!

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Infuse 4 for Apple TV - Now Available

When Apple first announced the new Apple TV in September we couldn't help but do a little happy dance. A powerful new device with an official App Store - what more could we ask for? There was just one thing missing - a great way to enjoy videos without having to jump through any silly hoops like converting or transcoding.

Well, the wait is over, and the all-new version of Infuse for the new Apple TV has arrived. We've taken many of the same great features we perfected in Infuse for iOS and reimagined them for the big screen. The end result is a beautiful, powerful, and simple way to enjoy a wide array of videos on the Apple TV.

And now, without further ado, we give you Infuse 4 for Apple TV.

Play just about anything

Infuse supports a massive array of video types, and is the only player on Apple TV that allows movies to be heard the way they were meant to be, with full support for Dolby (AC3) and DTS audio...with surround sound passthrough of course. Wink

simple organization

Get organized, automagically

Point Infuse at where your videos are stored and it will get to work cataloging your movies, TV shows, and other videos in seconds - adding all pertinent details and artwork along the way. Now deciding what to watch has never been easier.

video details

High-performance player

Enjoy silky smooth video playback with efficient HW decoding, plus intuitive options for multiple audio tracks, video zoom, and awesome subtitle support powered by OpenSubtitles with a host of customization options.

video player

Native trakt.tv sync

Not only is trakt a great way to keep tabs on your watched history, Pro users can also use trakt to keep playback progress in sync between multiple devices (both tvOS and iOS). Start watching a movie on your iPad, then finish it on your TV - Infuse will keep everything in sync, automatically.

trakt sync

Stream from just about anywhere

Wherever your media is stored, Infuse can stream it. That includes a Mac, PC, NAS, wireless drive, or a server app like Plex, Kodi, or Serviio. Any local devices will be detected in seconds making setup a snap.

streaming

Upgrade to Infuse 4 today...for free!

Yes, your heard that right! As an early Christmas present, we're making Infuse 4 for Apple TV a free upgrade for all current Infuse for iOS users (v3 or later). Infuse 4 for iOS will also follow as a free update later this year.

There are 2 ways to download Infuse.

  1. Search for Infuse in the App Store app on Apple TV.
  2. Download Infuse or Infuse Pro on a computer or iOS device, then locate Infuse under the Purchased tab in the App Store app on Apple TV.

Note: The same features are available whether you upgrade to Pro via In-App Purchase, or purchase the standalone Infuse Pro app.

Thanks!

We're so incredibly grateful for people like you who have supported us up to this point. It's a great privilege and 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 4. Also, this 4.0 release is just the start, and we have a whole pile of exciting additions we're working to have available very soon.

As always, we love hearing 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 & Director, FireCore

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