Submitted by james on September 1, 2010 - 10:14am

The new 2nd generation AppleTV has been announced, but will not be shipping for another 4 weeks.  We’re committed to developing for the AppleTV platform, and will continue to do so once these new models are available.

That said, the current version of aTV Flash will continue to work as expected on the 1st generation (silver) AppleTV devices.  We’re planning to roll out some great new features for these devices while we wait for the new models to arrive.

The 1st gen AppleTV models will actually remain an ideal solution for those not willing to give up their internal storage.

We’ll be sure to post development updates here as well as on Twitter.

Stay tuned!

Comments

Submitted by defenderoftheo on September 17, 2010 - 10:28am

 Cant wait to see what you guys come up with for this.  Looks like it shaking out that it is running iOS and possibly can be jailbroken like an iPhone.

Submitted by Anon on September 17, 2010 - 12:36pm

It would be cool if we could port the new OS to the old ATV

Submitted by Vicuser1 on September 18, 2010 - 8:16pm

Pre ordered the new ATV through my local Apple here here in Melbourne Australia, We should have them in 2 weeks from today. Already got the 1st Gen (Second edition) ATV and am using 2 1TB drives with all my movies shows and media. Second one is going to be for my office / garage.

It will be interesting to see how firecore hook up via the mini USB port, no doubt they'd have this covered.

I wonder if I'll be able to link the two ATV's together so I can continue to use the hard wired external drive to the main ATV unit.

I'm sure whatever firecore come out with, will be a great all in one product.

"Christmas come early for the new toys"

Submitted by banj on September 18, 2010 - 8:35pm

Yes, just got the firecore for ATV, but looking to get an ATV2 for another location... but will wait for the firecore update before purchasing... I see there is a usb port on the back, fingers crossed for hook up of external HD : )

Submitted by Anon on September 18, 2010 - 9:35pm

How will legacy user will have access to Netfilix ?

Submitted by Anon on September 18, 2010 - 9:35pm

All I'd like to see in the new Apple tv is the ability to be able to stream content from the 1st gen Apple tv. If it will do that, I'll keep my 1st gen as the "media server" which streams the content to the 2nd gen.

Submitted by Anon on September 18, 2010 - 9:36pm

Couldnt you gain acess through ATV Flashes Web Surfing capabilities or doesnt it work that way ?????

Submitted by Anon on September 18, 2010 - 9:36pm

I just want a way to hook up external storage I have no interest in streaming everything also a web browser would be nice!

Submitted by Anon on September 18, 2010 - 9:37pm

Straight after the announcement i was a bit undecide, wondering if i should sell the old and get the new, but for the storage issues. If there is a way to store and stream from the old ATV to the new, or stream from an external storage, heyyy, am going for the new. But as it seems at the moment, the new ATV makes no sense.

I hope you guys at firecore address this issues where possible please.

Thanks guysss.

Submitted by Anon on September 18, 2010 - 9:38pm

aTV is a great exploitation of the earlier ATV hardware. We like Apple's presentation and functions but want the more open access and functions that aTV provides. Storage and OS options are important. The new ATV is a new box and may just be a cheap interim (holding) device before Apple moves to integrated PC/TV hardware. We don't want aTV to waste time on a device that may progressively shrink to a TVdriving streaming nano. If Apple is going to drop the old ATV box, for me a cool option would be for aTV Flash to provide all the current (and more ) functionality perhaps using the Macmini box now, or an upgraded iPad/IOS4/server configuration when we get the third generation iPad. That way we can stick with competitive basic hi-end display screen and alternative audio outputs, and drive them with unlimited source options in the best presentation formats!!

Submitted by Anon on September 18, 2010 - 9:38pm

The Apple TV tech specifications page at Apple.com says the new device has a something called a mini USB "for service and repairs". Doesn't that mean it could still be tapped for ATV install and extra storage, just like the first model?
What I don't see is a mention of a hard drive on the new apple tv -- is there no storage onboard at all?

Submitted by Anon on September 18, 2010 - 9:39pm

I would only be interested in the external storage for the new ATV since it has a USB. I rarely use the internal storage and I just use the NitoTV function of the current build. Hopefully the A4 and graphics chips have better processing that the original model.

Submitted by Anon on September 18, 2010 - 9:39pm

I do not think it will be possible to crack the new box. If no disk is in it nothing can be saved. In addition, Apple has now long enough to collect experience with the possibility of hacks. If it is possible, then surely only in 6-12 months after the appear of the box.

Submitted by Anon on September 18, 2010 - 9:39pm

I use to have the 1st gen atv. Now I have a mini and a roku box (for backups).
However, the new atv seems nice if firecore can add:
- hulu
- being able to stream from a nas.

I will definitely replace everything i have set up with this box Smile

Submitted by Anon on September 18, 2010 - 9:40pm

In Answer to your question no the new apple tv has no internal storage at all period. It streams only. If Fire Core could use the new mini usb port to attach an external hard drive that would be very cool and I would pick one up for just that reason.

Submitted by Anon on September 18, 2010 - 9:40pm

From what I have read the new A4 is much much faster than the the old pentium m that was in the ATV Gen 1.

Submitted by Anon on September 18, 2010 - 9:41pm

Hello, I am thinking of buying the new apple TV and I would like to know if there will be an option (as the new apple tv will be doing only streaming) that will aloud me to use the apple TV (with ATV FLASH of course) to stream my computer, not olny my content, but to be able to use my home tv as a monitor. I hope you understand my question. I would like to do the same think as if I was using a cable to connect my laptop using mini-display port to my home tv, but as I have two kids at home more cables means more chances to thinks to fly away and fall down ... thank you very much

Submitted by Anon on September 18, 2010 - 9:42pm

@ Sebastien: Are you able to stream/watch content from your home network on the Roku? I've been looking for definitive answer on that. Everybody talks about the online services, but nary a mention of home-networked content... And yes, Hulu (ie web-based content) + nas streaming is all I'm looking for. No need for hard drive for me either.

Submitted by Anon on September 18, 2010 - 9:42pm

The only advantage I see in the new Apple TV is a new and faster processor, but it doesn't even handle 1080p. The lack of hard drive is a pain. There's nothing that the new device does that the old one can't do (with ATF flash), except Netflix. I'm not planning to get rid of my apple TV, and I'm even considering to get another one for my bed room, not that I can get a new one for $170.

Submitted by Anon on September 18, 2010 - 9:43pm

I hope with the new AppleTV, that you guys can really make mountable server volumes (AFP and SMB) finally work properly. I've used RipIt to rip all my DVD's (500+) and store them on my three NAS's (LaCie 5Big's)....

Victor

Submitted by Anon on September 18, 2010 - 9:43pm

I am sure it is a high tech cool device, but it looks like my old unit will have to suffice for years to come. I like external storage and I wish I could play 1080 HD home movies on my Fire Core unit.....and I guess they addressed the heat problem with the new unit and is taking a stab at shutting down modifications of the new hardware.....who knows....but I want a more versatile ATV as a Media Center. Time will tell.

Submitted by Anon on September 18, 2010 - 9:44pm

I'm with Victor. Unless I can use it to mount a drive or a server and play content, it's a no-go.

Submitted by Anon on September 18, 2010 - 9:44pm

Who says it can not do 1080p? It is only iTunes that streams at max 720p but there can be a lot of reasons for that. (Like the use of boardband).

I think with the specs of the machine it might be able to do 1080p.

Submitted by Anon on September 18, 2010 - 9:45pm

Do you believe that an external HD will be a possibility? I also noticed that the current version of the ATV software once installed, produces a combo update that the AppleTV goes through. How might this work in the future.

PS I can not find pricing on your site. It should be on the main page. Sorry if I missed it.

Submitted by Anon on September 18, 2010 - 9:45pm

I want to have PLEX NINE on the new Apple TV.

Plex for watching my own stuff, and ATV for the Movie Rentals.

Submitted by Anon on September 18, 2010 - 9:46pm

I am going to buy the new Apple TV. I already have ATV Flash with my old Apple TV (sold), do you think I need to pay extra for the new version of ATV flash that works on the new Apple TV?

Thanks

Submitted by Anon on September 18, 2010 - 9:46pm

just watched the keynote about new apple tv - looks good, be great if there's a way to stream content from NAS drive rather than via itunes

Submitted by Anon on September 18, 2010 - 9:46pm

Pandora streaming please for the new Apple TV and we'll love you forever...

Submitted by kiml.33144 on September 23, 2010 - 5:54am

Yes Please Smile

Submitted by Anon on September 24, 2010 - 5:26pm

PLEEEEEAASSSEEE!!!!  Need NAS streaming if Apple won't support it. 

Submitted by puddingbag on September 27, 2010 - 2:34am

bbc Iplayer that does not require boxee to run, would be nice

and all the other channels like 4od, channel 5, ITV etc etc

ie all running from firecore software

Submitted by Anon on September 28, 2010 - 10:06pm

The new Apple TV (Hockey Puck Edition) has already been jailbroken.

 

Submitted by Anon on September 29, 2010 - 12:02pm

http://blog.iphone-dev.org/ It’s looking like SHAtter is going to be the gift that keeps on giving. Even though the new AppleTV isn’t yet in people’s homes, the firmware is available on Apple’s normal public distribution servers and SHAtter has been used to decrypt its keys! If you’re familiar with vfdecrypt, you can use that key to decrypt the image and mount it. If you do so, feel free to use the comments section to discuss what you discover there Smile (And of course, thanks @pod2g!)

Submitted by Anon on September 30, 2010 - 8:56am

Yes yes yes!!! iplayer on aTV1 and aTV2 please.

Its a must!!!