We're pleased to announce, thanks to Remote HD, the 1st gen Apple TV is now able to act as an AirPlay compatible device! With Remote HD installed all the amazing features of AirPlay for the new black Apple TV are now available on the original silver models.

What can I stream?

Update: Devices running iOS 7 and later will only be capable of streaming audio to the 1st gen Apple TV.

  • Video, YouTube, video podcasts, and photos from iOS devices.
  • Video, and video podcasts from iTunes.
  • Video from other 3rd party apps if your iOS devices is modified to do so.
  • Update 4/14/11 - Audio streaming is now supported

How does it work?

  1. Install aTV Flash (silver)
  2. Download Remote HD purchase it here [iTunes link].
  3. Install the Remote HD helper on your Apple TV through the Maintenance --> Install Extras menu.
  4. Restart your Apple TV
  5. Connect to your Apple TV with Remote HD - the Apple TV will now be recognized in all AirPlay compatible applications.


Submitted by Anon on January 18, 2011 - 8:29am

Awesome! Was already quiet dissapointed when I had to notice that Apple wouldn't provide AirPlay for AppleTV 1. ATVflash brought the joy back to my AppleTV... Works just perfect - can't report any problems like previous reviewers.

Right on ATVflash!


Submitted by Anon on January 19, 2011 - 12:43pm

Horrendous app, thanks for wasting my £3.50

Submitted by Anon on January 20, 2011 - 12:17pm

I'm missing something here. I've got the original ATV and it already provides me with access to Youtube and anything that I have in iTunes and iPhoto.

So what does AirPlay get me in addition to that. Most of the comments here are about streaming content that is on a handheld device iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch. In my case all of my content comes from my iMac.

What I want to do is stream video from my Netflix account or from websites like totalsportsmadness.com

Does AirPlay get me anywhere close to that or for that matter anythingthing that I don't already get from the link between ATV and my iMac.

Submitted by Crimson on January 26, 2011 - 5:07am

The iOS 4.3 is coming soon and it allows also AirPlay video for the third party apps. Any news about the audio?

Submitted by jagoodie on February 7, 2011 - 8:00am

What are the chances of getting Pandora to stream over AirPlay?Thanks guys, great product. I really like the RemoteHD app. Great wireless mouse for my HTPC :)

Submitted by Anon on February 8, 2011 - 7:50am

Will audio streaming to original atv be available soon?

Submitted by derekb.3221 on March 4, 2011 - 6:47pm

This used to work perfectly for me, but now, whenever I try to show photos using Airplay the AppleTV1 seems to reboot (it freezes, then I get the silver Apple logo on the TV). I've tried to reinstall Remote through the Maintenance menu but it says it is already installed. Does anyone have any other ideas?

Submitted by Anon on March 11, 2011 - 8:04am

Trying to get AirPlay to work
Downloaded and installed ATV Flash on ATV (03/11), added Remote HD add on to ATV.
Can access ATV thru iPad Remote HD
ATV does not appear as option fon AirPlay Menu on iPad


Submitted by Anon on March 16, 2011 - 3:38pm

Hi, got it working easily after updating RHD on the ATV.

When is audio streaming coming ?

Seems like a bummer to have video but no audio-only... :-(

Submitted by Anon on March 28, 2011 - 3:13am

I like the AirPlay hack. As others have pointed out, it's completely independent of the iPhone app.
This is fantastic. I dont want to update to an Apple TV2 because it doesnt work with a NAS based iTunes library, but was missing Airplay. Having Airplay working on my current AppleTV gives me the best of both worlds. And I also can make the Apple TV as a home Media Centre through iFunia DVD ripper pro to enjoy various video files(including HD) onto the widescreen TV, awesome!

My only gripe is you can't change the name of the Apple TV. I have 2 first generation devices, and they both show up as 'AppleTV' when I tap the AirPlay icon.

Submitted by Anon on April 6, 2011 - 12:46pm

After updating my iOS device to 4.3.1 AirPlay does not work anymore with the AppleTV 1st gen. Is Remote HD willing to fix it?

Submitted by Anon on April 13, 2011 - 3:51pm

My ATV 1box has been hacked with the Launcher Menu and Boxee \ XBMC, will AirPlay still work if I purchase your app?

Submitted by stevesos21 on June 2, 2011 - 3:39am

Is it possible to stream from the apple tv to an IOS device???

Submitted by popeyesfx on July 12, 2011 - 8:17am

Just found this post
Installed remote hd on my old apple tv and restarted it
Purchased remote hd and installed it on both my iphone 3gs and ipad ( both running 4.3.3)
Restarted both and hey presto airplay audio,video and pics from both.

Way to go guys music round my house for 3 quid great

Submitted by Anon on September 7, 2011 - 1:11am

I can't get my aTV to stream anything from my iPhone. Every time I try aTV says " Remote HD - AirPlay Server" "To use Remote HD Airplay services on your AppleTV, you must first activate this plugin....etc etc." I have done all the steps that is has asked me to and still can not get it to work. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Submitted by SNAP63 on September 14, 2011 - 12:32am

I've found that the new NFL gamepass does not work on the Origininal Apple TV through Airplay (from an iPhone 4) as it does on the Apple TV 2.  It says the video format is not supported.  has anyone had experience with this yet or does Fircore plan on an update to ensure the claim of supporting all Airplay apps is correct?

Submitted by Anon on October 14, 2011 - 1:49am

Would love to see AirPlay work on the silver Apple TVs with iOS 5, but apparently it doesn't. Any plans to update ATV Flash so it'll work with iOS 5?

Submitted by Anon on October 15, 2011 - 7:13pm

Any direction from FireCore on Remote HD support for iOS5

Submitted by michaelw.2040 on October 21, 2011 - 9:29pm

Ever since upgrading to iPhone 4S, streaming to my 1st Gen Apple TV via Airplay is stuttering like crazy (even with Crystal HD).  Even exported movies from iMovie can't be played by XBMC under Firecore.

Any ideas when this will be fixed?

Submitted by Anon on May 23, 2012 - 6:25pm

Does this work with NFLX or Slingbox?

Submitted by Anon on July 29, 2012 - 12:15pm

Hi there,

Does the Airplay support work with other non-Apple designed apps that will use Airplay support for Apple TV 1G, like for example "iDjay"?

Submitted by Anon on August 9, 2012 - 3:32am

I have ATF flash 4.5 and hd remote 5 installed on my atv gen 1. I also have Persian installed. I can AirPlay utube vids on my ipad2 but not movies purchased through itunes or a movie site i use called quickflix.co.nz. Is this a limitation of hd remote?