We are pleased to announce the release of aTV Flash version 4.3 for the original silver AppleTV. Included are some new features, as well as a number of improvements to existing features and core components. Read on for more details.

What's new in 4.3?

  • Added File Sharing (SMB Server)
  • Improved DVD file playback
  • Improved metadata scrapers
  • Improved Last.fm scrobbling (2.0)
  • Improved FTP and SSH connections
  • Improved memory management
  • Improved installation routine
  • Improved system tools
  • Minor UI improvements
  • Other miscellaneous fixes

What can I do with File Sharing?

File Sharing allows you to stream non-iTunes media stored on your AppleTV (including media stored on external drives) to other devices including a second AppleTV (silver or black) or a Mac/PC computer.

How to use File Sharing

After installing the File Sharing package through the Maintenance --> Install Extras menu, the File Sharing option can be enabled through the Maintenance --> Settings menu.

When File Sharing is enabled (or set to Auto-Start) the relevant connection info will be visible when the File Sharing item is highlighted. The AppleTV's username and password are both 'frontrow' (without quotes).

Great! Where can I get it?

aTV Flash version 4.3 is available through the Downloads tab in your account. If you're already running aTV Flash on your AppleTV you can update through the Maintenance --> Manage Plugins menu.

Enjoy! :-)


Submitted by drharry on July 3, 2011 - 6:55am

Performed the UpDate as recommended, but Software Version in "About" still reads 3.02.

Tried several times with different flash drive. AppleTV indicated that update was successful.



Submitted by glamboy69 on July 3, 2011 - 8:25am

with gen 1 enabled and gen 2 jailbroken when I go to Media>Settings>Managed shares>Add Share should the gen 2 AppleTv automatically regognize my Gen 1? Or do I have to add new share?

Submitted by Anon on July 3, 2011 - 8:40am

3.02 is your apple tv (by apple) version. You need to go to about under maintenance which will show the ATv by fire core version.

Submitted by Anon on July 3, 2011 - 8:44am

Did youbrun the nito smart installer? Go to maintenance then settings then nito smart installer. This should get it going however I've just tried to run the installer and the nito site may be down. Can you run this and confirm? The long weekend may make thisva wait till Tuesday.

Submitted by Anon on July 4, 2011 - 2:55pm


Did you get an answer to this? i am suffering from exactly the same problem and don't know where to go next!



Submitted by Anon on July 12, 2011 - 5:34pm

Ever since updating to 4.3.1, Boxee will not launch. I ran the update to update the XBMC/Boxee Launcher and even tried to reinstall Boxee with no luck. When I try to run Boxee, my Apple TV gen 1 just freezes up on a black screen. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Submitted by Anon on July 25, 2011 - 5:52am

Hi, Would it be possible to use as the AppleTV as NAS to a Sonos system ?

Submitted by philippel.34745 on January 30, 2012 - 10:31am

Unfortunately file sharing does not work

.It downloads the file and then is says "installation failed"