aTV Flash 4.5 for the 1st generation (silver) Apple TV is now available. Version 4.5 includes support for OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) as well as a handful of general improvements and fixes. We're also still working on a number of additional features for the 1st gen models and plan to have additional updates available soon.

What's new in 4.5?

  • Added support for OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
  • Added active memory management (to keep things running smoothly)
  • Added ability to copy files between playlists
  • Resolved Smart Installer bug
  • Other miscellaneous improvements and fixes

Great! Where can I get it?

Version 4.5 is available through the Downloads tab in your account. If you're already running aTV Flash on your Apple TV you can update through the Maintenance --> Manage Plugins menu.

Enjoy! :-)


Submitted by nicholash.2760 on August 7, 2012 - 9:48pm

You guys are doing a great Job!  I am trying to update the hardware on my ATV1.  I bought a Broadcom HD video card which should considerably enhance resolution on my ATV1 and I plan on upgrading the hard drive to a larger capacity as well.   You see, I am a full ATV1 fanatic and Firecore rocks!  If I could upgrade the processor and RAM I would.....   I DO NOT like the ATV2....

Submitted by daniel.hansen on August 7, 2012 - 9:48pm

Thanks for supporting ATV 1.  The update makes me feel more comfortable with my purchase of a lifetime account and shows that you will be taking care of longer term customers.  Thanks!


Submitted by nicholash.2760 on August 7, 2012 - 9:50pm

Is there anyway you can post what you are working on for future updates for ATV1?   Thx!

Submitted by on August 8, 2012 - 1:58am

NIce that you don't forget the first users of aTV its running always good with my full HD samsung TV, i instal today the new version of aTV 4.5 great job Thanks a lot!!!

Submitted by rialzuga on August 8, 2012 - 3:36am

It's good to know that you haven't forgotten the ATV1 users. Thanks!

Submitted by Anon on August 8, 2012 - 7:49am

Would you please provide the details of the video card upgrade? Sounds interesting!

Submitted by Anon on August 8, 2012 - 9:25am

Another request for Netflix here!!!! Please!!!

Submitted by james on August 8, 2012 - 10:46am

Full details can be found here.

Submitted by Anon on August 8, 2012 - 11:00am

Wow, thanks for not forgetting us ATV1 users...

Will be installing this on my system this weekend.

Please add Netflix, I do not like playing it on my Wii o Blueray player....

Submitted by alexmun on August 8, 2012 - 11:11am

Nice... :D, thanks for not forgetting us, ATV1 users.


Will install it this weekend....


Please add Netflix, I don't want to keep using my Wii or Blueray player to watch movies....


Greetings from Colombia

Submitted by xandilus on August 8, 2012 - 12:02pm

It's fine to get support for the old ATV, because I don't want to throw away my old Commodore monitor, which only has composite in.

Submitted by Anon on August 8, 2012 - 12:53pm

thank you for the update

should it be possible to mirror from mountain lion to the atv with this update since i cannot manage?

Submitted by Anon on August 9, 2012 - 1:40am

I thought I needed to update my Apple TV software because of the mail I received from FireCore saying TV Flash 4.5. When I have gone into my Apple Tv i find I am running 4.3 and when I try to update it tells me it is up to date. My main machine is running Mountain Leopard and my Apple TV is a black box. Is it that the update is purely for the original silver machines and how do you get your main desktop to appear via Apple TV please

Submitted by james on August 9, 2012 - 6:49am

Unfortunately AirPlay mirroring is not available on the 1st gen Apple TV. Sorry.

Submitted by mariogomez30@gm... on August 9, 2012 - 10:12am

is it not possible at all??? I am able to airplay from my iphone 4S and ipad2 onto my 1st Generation Apple TV. I had to install the Remote HD app and it all works smoothly. Why can't I AirPlay from my Mac?

Submitted by james on August 9, 2012 - 4:35pm

Normal AirPlay (streaming audio or video files) will work from a Mac or iOS device, however mirroring (showing the entire screen of a Mac or iOS device) is not supported on the ATV1.

Submitted by Anon on August 9, 2012 - 8:41pm

What about Apple TV 3? Is been ages by now of promises and no results...

Submitted by shrekfx81 on August 10, 2012 - 9:49am

Was wondering if anything is wrong with the support of .mkv files with the flash media player? I try to play it and it just goes black and the timer skips or locks up, doesn't play anything.

Submitted by mark1 on August 10, 2012 - 10:11am

Are the install options gone? I'm building a new usb installer with the 4.5 version and I'm not getting the options to select/deselect sub components. Was this capability removed since previous versions?

Submitted by shrekfx81 on August 10, 2012 - 10:45am

I figured it out.. The MKV file cannot be in 10bit, needs to be 8 bit. :) woohoo

Submitted by james on August 10, 2012 - 11:10am

Yes, the installer will now only install the Maintenance item. Once installed, latest versions of all the extras can be added through the Maintenance --> Manage Plugins menu.

Submitted by mark1 on August 10, 2012 - 1:22pm


Submitted by Anon on August 10, 2012 - 3:25pm

is there a chance that this can be supported with your future updates for ATV1

Submitted by Ukrainianoiler on August 10, 2012 - 9:47pm

I totally agree with you on the preferring ATV1.  My atv2 sits in my basement as a 'just in case'.  It has NEVER shown what atv1 has performance wise.  I don't even care about the hard drive (160g or 140? whichever) i really don't use just seems to handle streaming and xbmc addons so much better. 

AWESOME that Firecore is still updating it.  I do understand that updates are less as a lot of the tweaking is out of the way for some time, but its nice to get something time to time to play with and expand its use and clean it up further.

I was putting off trying crystal hd but i think it would top off my happiness withe unit and i bought an extra one as a back up so i can try it out.

I don't care about netflix, but if you could come up with some magical coding that makes it run cooler that would be awesome (jk). 


Keep up the good work.  My atv3 awaits some good news in its wrapper, but i really don't need it because of my silver!  It'd just be icing on the cake really (that doesn't mean I won't expect some good news soon : )

Submitted by Ukrainianoiler on August 10, 2012 - 9:53pm

Just a question - do you guys keep stats on which device flash is installed on (is that even possible).  Sometimes wonder out of curiosity which device the updates are more desired on.  Maybe poll material?

Submitted by Anon on August 13, 2012 - 6:50am

Does this new version (aTV Flash 4.5 for silver) supports NetFlix?

Submitted by Anon on August 13, 2012 - 6:51am

Does this new version (aTV Flash 4.5 for silver) supports NetFlix?

Submitted by Scott Burchill on August 13, 2012 - 9:18pm

Holy hell man, can you elaborate on that. I have been all but avoiding mkv files because they don't work. where should I be looking for the 10 versus 8 bit?

Submitted by Scott Burchill on August 13, 2012 - 9:19pm

I think that Netflix is a lost cause but not because these guys haven't tried.

Submitted by Scott Burchill on August 13, 2012 - 9:21pm

do you mind elaborating for me on what your experience was like with upgrading the video card? I am gunshy...

Submitted by Scott Burchill on August 13, 2012 - 9:25pm

I think I am about to digitally hang myself, but what exactly wasn't working that this version of ATV flash fixed?

Submitted by Anon on August 14, 2012 - 7:49pm

Does anyone have a direct link to the DMG file?....I have ATVFLASH 4.4.1 but now that I am trying to create the USB to install ATV FLash on my AppleTV I get an error saying that there is a newer version. I log in with my account but I am still not able to do it. I had to reset all my settings on my ATV after a bad harddrive malfunction...Please someone help me.

Submitted by Anon on August 17, 2012 - 2:40pm

Hi everybody,

After upgrading my iMAC from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion I cannot get by XBMC to stream. I read that I had
to use NFS so purchased NFS Manager. I can see my iMAC in the Zeroconf browser but it only shows the folder
and I cannot get in.... I also read about the need to change the /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/
file but cannot find this one on my Mac. I also have not read about it on this site so I am wondering if I am looking
in the right direction.... Any advise???

Submitted by jerry7242 on August 17, 2012 - 3:39pm

I upgraded to 4.5, now it won't see my usb hard drive. Any suggestions?

Submitted by bgritt on August 19, 2012 - 9:38am

With no Boxee, is there a way to play pandora thru some other app?

Submitted by rid228432000 on August 19, 2012 - 8:04pm

This happened to me also and I did not receive any help.  I found out that the Combo 10.4 was erased through the latest install.  I took our my aTVFlash thumb drive and went through installing the software again.  The Combo was there so it recognized my USB drive again.  I hope this helps.

Submitted by petn on August 22, 2012 - 1:28am

I nth the motion... Neflix please!

Submitted by carloso.29545 on August 26, 2012 - 9:21am

What happened to boxee????? How can I get XBMC to download subtitles and organize movies and tv shows as boxee did??? How can I install boxee again?

Submitted by andren46 on August 28, 2012 - 6:05pm

just up dated my apple tv1 how do i get to the active memory management? To clear the cache?

Submitted by Anon on September 1, 2012 - 1:11pm

very interested to know more
i have a samsung smart tv with hulu and netflix and the usual

Submitted by steved.24349 on September 1, 2012 - 5:57pm

Thanks from me also. Any news on support for HTML5 please? I would love to be able to stream flash from online.

Submitted by Anon on September 3, 2012 - 4:15pm


is there any difference between Apple TV OS 3.0.1 and 3,0.2 related to aTV stuff or Radios / Fotos / Apple movies?

Submitted by DP812 on September 3, 2012 - 8:57pm

Seconded. At the very least, could you remove the "Apple TV 3 update in the works!" message or update it with some new information, such as, "at this moment, we have no news regarding an ATV3 update." That message has been up there since I bought my ATV3 back in March and I almost did buy a license at that moment, but held off. Glad I did, because I would have wasted money on something that seems to have been abandoned. 

Submitted by jensjoergenj.33899 on September 4, 2012 - 7:12am

Yes. But where is BOXEE?


Submitted by the3rdParty on September 12, 2012 - 2:19am

Great that the ATV1 isnt forgotten, but....

having applied this update, the next day my ATV lost track all media, would not re-sync properly (only photos, no movies or music) and I am having to do a factory reset for the 1st time in about 3 years.  

I hope these two events aren't connected.




Submitted by paoloquilici on October 6, 2012 - 10:21am

When the new update ??  :D

Submitted by Anon on October 9, 2012 - 7:56am

after updating when I play music sound is discontinuous after 20-30 sec from the beginning of each track.
Any suggestions?

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