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 Anon on June 28, 2012 - 4:52pm

Hmmm, am I the only one with this issue?

Submitted by Anon on June 30, 2012 - 2:34pm

Problem with turkish char 'Ö' missing.
other turkish spesific chars displaying very well 'öçğüÜĞŞşİı'

Submitted by Anon on July 1, 2012 - 8:05pm

ATV3... PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Submitted by james on July 2, 2012 - 9:54am

You may need to adjust the subtitle encoding type. Details on doing this can be found here.

Submitted by Anon on July 4, 2012 - 7:04pm

Use Western European (Latin-9) encoding

Submitted by tathadream on July 4, 2012 - 11:16pm

I love atv flash, it works great and greatly enhances the apple tv experience. The issue is previously I had an iOmega iconnect as NAS with hard disks attached and media player used to detect it automatically, but now I have purchased an airport extreme and my media player is not detecting a Freecom hard disk connected to the airport extreme. Even if I try to add it manually by choosing AFP, xtreme ( name of the airport extreme) as name, xtreme.local as server name and guest as username  and password blank, it it not connecting. If I choose SMB, with same name and server and username with workgroup mas workgroup, it connects but shows no playable media files. Could you please guide me how to resolve the issue.

Submitted by Anon on July 5, 2012 - 5:00am

Any news on ATV3 please?

Submitted by Anon on July 5, 2012 - 7:05pm

Really, I am waiting to purchase. But won't until the ATV3 comes out !

Submitted by jasonp.0362 on July 6, 2012 - 2:53am

any progress update on ATV3 support? I am sure you guys are hard at work but any news on how its looking?

Submitted by edk.25717 on July 6, 2012 - 12:20pm

I've had the same problem for some time.  I've exchanged several support emails with fireCore on the topic.  The ATV Media Player plays no sound for some of my .WMV files.   Interestingly, I recently discovered that the same is true of the new QuickTime player on Lion; however the good ol' QuickTime Player 7 still plays the audio just fine.    Ultimately the playback quality, difficulty to fast forward/reverse, and pain in the rear of dealing with these files motivated me to just convert them to Quicktime.  I've found the Jaksta Video Converter program, recently on sale on a MacUpdate Promo Bundle does a fast and excellent job of converting these and retaining the sound.

Submitted by Anon on July 6, 2012 - 6:02pm

Desperate for ATV3 jailbreak.....are you able to provide an update somewhere on your website. Keep up the great work, love what you did with ATV1.

Submitted by grashkes on July 7, 2012 - 1:35pm

Getting an "unable to locate matching subtitles. Please reload metadata and try again." error every time I hit Get More ... for any video file. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

ATV2 5.0.2 FireCore 1.6


Submitted by Pailifan on July 9, 2012 - 6:30am

IT's Reallly Getting long for ATV 3 !!!!!!!

Submitted by Anon on July 10, 2012 - 4:55pm

While XBMC has DLNA support and plays music and videos with the PlayTo app from my Nokia Lumia 900, does atv2 with fire core have DLNA support? It does not show up under devices unless I get into XBMC. Future update?

Submitted by Myzter on July 11, 2012 - 11:20pm

It's true, i bought the lifetime licence for my ATV3 several weeks ago but i'm here, without news... maybe waiting for ever?

Submitted by Anon on July 12, 2012 - 7:12pm

Tenta trocar o encode para o Latin 9 no Apple TV. Funciona pra mim em muitos casos. (Try to change the encoder to Latin 9 on the Apple TV. It works to me in many cases)

Submitted by Anon on July 13, 2012 - 3:16pm

Would it be possible to shuffle all the music files????

Submitted by Anon on July 20, 2012 - 2:28pm

Is it posible to include Spotify??

Best Regards

Submitted by Anon on July 22, 2012 - 10:38pm

Atv3 pleaaase

Submitted by Anon on July 24, 2012 - 5:54pm

i can't get home sharing to work? i have updated to black 1.7 but still nothing. I have home sharing turned on in the apple tv and on iTunes but nothing comes up when i enter "computer"

Submitted by Anon on July 25, 2012 - 3:45pm

Please figure out a different naming convention, because seeing "(black)" over and over is awful. This gets moved to top of the priority list, even above ATV3 support.


Submitted by Myzter on August 7, 2012 - 9:14am

ATV3 please!

I bought the lifetime license 3 months ago, i'll need my money back is there are no news soon. :(

Submitted by Jafo on August 7, 2012 - 11:21am

Come on guys let the people at Firecore get on with trying to jailbreak the apple tv 3, these things do take time.
I bet when they get it broken then it will be great just like the rest of there software as I'm running both silver and black aTV flash.

Submitted by davidb.1496 on August 9, 2012 - 9:34am

I saw some interesting recent tweets :

link :


Hey Firecore. How's that jailbreak coming along? I think it's about time you clarify what "in the works" is in reality... that there currently is no ATV3 jailbreak and you that you can't speculate on the timeline! Stop taking people's money base on vaporware - or at least be brutally honest about it.


#ATV3 Apple removed all extra memory and left only enough to run the OS on the #ATV3. So most lightly no jailbreak will come.. Sigh
2012-08-05 1:41 PM

ATV3 jailbreak: I have no news sadly, I'm not currently working on it nor anyone that I'm aware of. Sorry...
2012-08-09 11:10 AM

Submitted by Anon on August 31, 2012 - 7:34am

Why do people buy lifetime licences for devices with no known jailbreak? Hang on to your money until the jailbreak arrives (which I doubt will be any time soon, if ever, judging by what i've read on various forums)
Either that, or sell the doorstop that is aTV3 and get a fully jailbroken, and fully customizable aTV2 (better be prepared to pay a few quid aswell though, cause the aTV2 at the minute are fetching quite ridiculous amounts!)

Submitted by Anon on September 16, 2012 - 9:30am

hei guys
i have bought my apple Tv2 quite sometime ago and I do not get full benefits of the usage except i use it to go on utube and Facebook otherwise it is pretty useless. Can anyone help me what more can i use the apple tv like which website that i stream to watch movies for free. I do not mind older movies at least it is free.
Thanks in advance

Submitted by Anon on November 2, 2012 - 9:30am

I can't find the settings for the subtitles as shown in this link please tell me how to do like I was 5 years old :-) I have atv black 2.0.