Hot on the heels of the new Seas0nPass release we're happy to present to you a brand new version of aTV Flash (black). Version 1.6 adds a bunch of great new features including integrated subtitle downloads, expanded codec support, refined video playback, improved networking, additional translations and a truckload of other improvements and bug fixes.

Integrated Subtitle Downloads

By popular request we've added one-click subtitle downloads, courtesy of Now instead of spending hours searching for the right subtitles they can be easily downloaded right from your Apple TV in a matter of seconds. Check out the screenshots below to see this feature in action.

Need additional subtitles? Just click 'Get More...'.

Choose from thousands of available subtitles.

Full Changelog

  • Added integrated subtitle downloads from
  • Added support for purchased iTunes content (matching iTunes login required)
  • Added video deinterlacing option
  • Added Wake-on-Lan (WOL)
  • Added Portuguese (Portugal) translation
  • Added support for displaying subtitles in lower 'black bar'
  • Added support for .WTV files
  • Added support for multiple simultaneous AFP connections
  • Improved bulk fetching & added automatic artwork caching
  • Improved automatic downscaling for large thumbnails
  • Improved metadata reloading for images
  • Improved buffering over AFP
  • Resolved various audio synchronization issues
  • Resolved possible overflow in 5.1 AC3 audio
  • Resolved issues with zoom for 4:3 movies
  • Resolved missing audio for .dvr-ms files (ASF containers)
  • Resolved rare SRT file crash
  • Resolved issues with slideshow animation
  • Resolved file specific metadata fetching issues
  • Resolved rare ISO file crashes
  • Resolved issue with displaying identical thumbnails for images with the same name
  • Resolved metadata loading issues for files containing non-latin characters
  • Resolved rare 5ch audio file crash
  • Resolved issues with incorrect metadata for files with '<TVShow Name>/S01E0.avi' pattern
  • Resolved auto-start issues in Couch Surfer
  • Reduced memory footprint for large software-decoded videos and slideshows
  • Other minor UI improvements & bug fixes

Great! Where can I get it?

If you're already running a version of aTV Flash (black) the new 1.6 version can be installed through the Maintenance --> Manage Extras menu. Links for the new version can also be found in your account under the Downloads tab.

If you're new to aTV Flash (black) you can learn about all the great benefits here.

Enjoy. :-)


Submitted by simonsoeholm on June 4, 2012 - 6:29pm


I updated the mediaplayer, but im still not able to add subtitles. I see all the movies/series in a grid.

Subtitles work when they are in the folder, but cant search them.

Thanks in advance


Submitted by reuven.8847 on June 4, 2012 - 11:43pm

how are you running firecore on atv3 if there is no jailbreak yet??

Am I missing something? I thought atv3 isnt yet supported???

Submitted by Anon on June 5, 2012 - 5:05am

Can I use these subtitles in XBMC also? I am new to this and no idea how to select the subtitles as shown in the examples

Submitted by Anon on June 5, 2012 - 6:29am

What is the status of Remote HD? Any ETA or what is the reason why it takes this long to be supported.

Submitted by Anon on June 5, 2012 - 7:24am

James === do you have to have 5.0 to update to 1.6. I have 4.4.4 and want to update to flash 1.6

Submitted by jesperb.9660 on June 5, 2012 - 12:05pm

Seems to be working (now).

XBMC Eden beta 3 and Media Player have no immediate clashes, after installing 1.6 on ATV2.

Thanks James :)

Submitted by Anon on June 5, 2012 - 12:07pm

When you watch a movie press the center button for 2 seconds, then go to subtitles and download.

Submitted by Anon on June 5, 2012 - 2:02pm

I have seen this question asked to firecore or any knowledgeable user, but yet no answer !
Can atv2 running 4.4.4 , flash black 1.5 be able to be updated to 1.6 . Simple question yet no answers.

Submitted by simonsoeholm on June 5, 2012 - 2:48pm

Thanks a lot:-)

Submitted by Anon on June 5, 2012 - 2:49pm

yeah....thats one workaround...but keyword search is really the ultimate/final solution...any word Firecore guys? thanks :)

Submitted by simonsoeholm on June 5, 2012 - 2:49pm


When I want to get subtitles i get the following mesage

"An Error Occurred" Unable to locate maching subtitles, please reload the metadata and try again.

Does the filenames have to be made in a specific way? I normally name them like the subtitle files.

any help would be appriciated


Submitted by Anon on June 5, 2012 - 4:54pm

Rename your movies like this, Avatar (2009)

Cheers :)

Submitted by Anon on June 5, 2012 - 7:36pm

Give me one ping Vasili, One ping only ....

Submitted by Anon on June 6, 2012 - 4:23am

Hi, will the jailbreak and aTV Flash 1.6 also work with iOS 5.0.2??

Submitted by Anon on June 6, 2012 - 4:49am

Pleas do quickly with ATV3 version I Can't wait

Submitted by Anon on June 6, 2012 - 12:27pm

Yes, I had no problem updating from (4.4.4/1.5) to (4.4.4/1.6) Just do the update through the maintenance menu

Submitted by Anon on June 6, 2012 - 2:31pm

Thank you very much!!

Submitted by Anon on June 6, 2012 - 4:20pm

The 1.6 update fixed the XBMC conflict. Thanks very much.

Submitted by minh huud.0772 on June 6, 2012 - 7:01pm

Please have the center channel boosting of +3 option too.

Submitted by dmarklew on June 7, 2012 - 5:08am


Submitted by james on June 7, 2012 - 10:29am

Yes. Version 1.6 is compatible with Apple TV 5.0.2.

Submitted by cafeplayboy on June 7, 2012 - 1:34pm

Airplay doesn't work consistently any taker if its a 5.0.1 or 5.0.2. 

Submitted by Anon on June 8, 2012 - 8:08am

change the ip address on your ftp link.
As i'd say your isp provider uses dynamic ip address and your ip address is constantly changing

Submitted by Anon on June 8, 2012 - 7:16pm

the Media player can actually remember favorite directories. Just keep the remote button pressed down for a few seconds, it will keep your directory as a "favorite"

Submitted by Anon on June 8, 2012 - 11:17pm

Is there anyway to jailbreak atv 3 yet - just bought it some days ago but doesnt seem like finding any jailbreak for it..

Submitted by Anon on June 9, 2012 - 9:13am

could you please allow to skip to the next item in a video playlist by keeping pressed the right arrow on the remote? I think it would be very useful to have the possibility to move backward/forward in a playlist.
Do you think this is something we can expect to have in future releases?

Submitted by Anon on June 9, 2012 - 6:37pm

Firecore are not the people that do the jailbreaks, but to answer your question, no there is no jailbreak for the atv3 yet.

Submitted by robi666 on June 9, 2012 - 8:17pm

Who knows... maybe on Monday we won't need a jailbreak anymore...

Submitted by Anon on June 9, 2012 - 11:52pm

Hello Firecore. The subtitle feature is awsome. Just one issue; it does not display special danish characters like æ, ø and å correctly. Hope you will look into this.

Submitted by Anon on June 10, 2012 - 11:43am

I am really upset right now!!!
I am not able to log into my account because firecore doesnt recognize it. I want to upgrade my firecore unlimited upgrade account and i cant . i also want to purchase MiRow and i cant. please i am not going to setup another account. i want back my account with my original email address. I have 4 email addresses and i am 100% sure one of them must be on your database.

Submitted by Anon on June 10, 2012 - 1:46pm

where is the subtitle feature - does it work on movies that I have stored on my networkdrive as well? What do I need to enable - where do I select from??? Help!

Submitted by teedzay on June 10, 2012 - 11:10pm

installation is as easy as 1 2 3. great update! thanks to firecore team! looking 4ward to more updates :P

Submitted by Jafo on June 11, 2012 - 4:20am

Hello to everyone at Firecore, just want to say that I love you products and your website, I never knew how it would open up my Apple tv's.

One question how far away are we from a Jailbreak for the Apple tv 3.....?

Submitted by mpgbyg on June 11, 2012 - 10:34am

Push and hold select button, scroll to SUBTITLES, scroll down to ENCODING push and go down till you get nordic (latin-6)

Submitted by james on June 11, 2012 - 11:50am

Details for using the new subtitle downloads feature can be found here.

Submitted by james on June 11, 2012 - 11:52am

Please contact us and we can help resole the issue.

Submitted by Myzter on June 13, 2012 - 3:52pm

I'm waiting for the new ATV Flash with Apple TV 3 support, i bought the ATV Flash lifetime licence to support firecore and i'm very anxious to see it working.

Regards guys.

Submitted by Anon on June 13, 2012 - 4:39pm

i have the 1.6 and i cant access my media.
It finds my computer automatic

dot at the end ...check. did not fix it
Short name for my server mac.local ....check did not fix it.
AFP user/password still bugging me and in file sharing on my mac i don´t use user or password.
I have gone trough the forums, youtube, google and now i am LOST !!!

Submitted by Anon on June 14, 2012 - 11:55am

Will I be abe to search subtitles by watching a movie through xbmc 1channel and navi x, if yes then how please? Thank you

Submitted by Anon on June 15, 2012 - 1:45am

same issue here!

Submitted by Anon on June 15, 2012 - 4:00am

Totally agree I want to be able to use Netflix...

Submitted by james on June 15, 2012 - 3:18pm

Unfortunately subtitles are not supported in XBMC plugins. Sorry. :(

Submitted by james on June 15, 2012 - 3:21pm

You may check to ensure File Sharing is enabled on your Mac.

While you may not have a password setup, you should have a username. Usually this will just be your full name - E.G. Joe Smith.

Submitted by Anon on June 15, 2012 - 8:55pm

As I continue to download the subtitles with XBMC. Why can not save the subtiles into the same folder as the movie?

Submitted by superdifficult on June 18, 2012 - 7:11am

I still have a couple of instances of movies that are 1 movie, but the file is split into two parts. Is there any support for this? Like say a naming convention where the movie title is the same between files, but there is a standard suffix (like movie name Part 1, movie name Part 2) or perhaps the folder gets the movie name and the files inside are simply named part 1 and part 2. Thoughts?


Alternatively, it could simply be that folders get a 'watched/unwatched' toggle but that might cause havoc with TV.

Submitted by Anon on June 19, 2012 - 8:03am

This should work. For example. Folder name: Men in black 3, and in that folder yo have the two files named
Men in black 3 cd1.avi
Men in black 3 cd2.avi

Try that and se if it works.

Submitted by Anon on June 20, 2012 - 4:29pm

Yes they are! I have xbmc with a subtitle addon. It lets you pick the subtitle language and usually matches up with most of the movies.

Submitted by Anon on June 21, 2012 - 5:51pm

After the media player update, some of my avi files do no longer output sound through the atv2. Just video. Anybody noticed this?

Submitted by garymcneilly on June 23, 2012 - 5:08am

Hi Guys,

I have had a great time with this software on my ATV2 but have recently discovered an issue which is spoiling some of the fun!

I can't ssh into my atv2. I am running the latest atvflash (black) showing in maintenance extras as 1.6-1 and atv software 5.0.2(4250). I have double checked all the settings/passwords etc in cyberduck - which have all worked without fault before. Now I just get "premature connection close". I have reset the atv and also checked the current address I am using is correct.

Please advise or update the software to correct this annoying issue.


(I just want to make some small script adjustments to an add-on in xbmc which isn't streaming properly. The fix worked on my PC so should work on the atv - if I can get in!)

Submitted by cassiorosas on June 24, 2012 - 4:14pm

Hello all,

Well I am Brazilian and foremost congratulations on the excellent work with ATV Flash black.

I do not know if you have any relationship or if it is already known in the community. But after I did the upgrade to version 1.6 and 5.01 can not hit the accentuation of subtitles. Use from previous versions and always worked fine but now I can no longer use the UTF-8 that would be correct for the subtitles in Portuguese. Does anyone know anything about this? There is how to fix?

I wait.