aTV Flash (black) Beta7 Now Available

Submitted by james on September 6, 2011 - 12:57pm

We are pleased to announce the release aTV Flash (black) Beta7 for the 2nd generation AppleTV.

Beta7 is a major update for aTV Flash (black) and brings a number of great new features to the 2nd gen AppleTV including music playback, Last.fm powered artist slideshows, cloud backups and more.

Keep reading to learn more about what's new.

Music Playback

A new music player has been built into Media Player, which allows you to stream most music file types from a Mac, PC or NAS drive without using iTunes. During playback, album art, track info, and artist images will automatically be downloaded from Last.fm. Artist images are used in slideshows that can be viewed while music is playing in the background. Support for folder playlists is also included.

During playback you can navigate away from the current track, and a new 'Now Playing' option will appear in the main menu which allows you to quickly jump back into your playlist. 

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Media Player 0.7 Released

Submitted by james on August 12, 2011 - 12:27pm

Happy Friday! Today we are pleased to present you with another major update to Media Player for the 2nd gen (black) AppleTV. Version 0.7 adds a number of exciting new features (especially for our friends outside the US) and resolves a number of pesky bugs. All in all, a solid update that moves us one step closer to the final version!

What's new in Media Player 0.7?

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Media Player 0.6 Released

Submitted by james on July 21, 2011 - 12:53pm

We've had our nose to the grindstone as we work to add features and squash bugs, so without any further ado we're happy to present you with a brand new version of Media Player.

What's new in version 0.6?

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aTV Flash (black) Beta6 Now Available

Submitted by james on July 1, 2011 - 12:15pm

We are pleased to announce the release aTV Flash (black) Beta6 for the 2nd generation AppleTV.

Beta6 includes huge improvements in playback performance that come by way of a brand brand-new, lightweight player that has been built from the ground up specifically for iOS. This new player empowers your AppleTV to play a wide variety of media formats without having to sacrifice the simplicity of the native AppleTV interface.

Keep reading to find out all the details.

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Media Player 0.3 Released

Submitted by james on April 15, 2011 - 10:07am

Happy tax season! Ok, maybe there's nothing very 'happy' about filing taxes, but to help cheer you up we have a fresh version of Media Player for you.

What's new in version 0.3?

  • Added 'Favorites' section
  • Added support for 'xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/folder' shares
  • Added individual photo browsing and viewing
  • Improved photo slideshows
  • Improved memory management during slideshows
  • Resolved conflicts with XBMC
  • Minor UI fixes

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Media Player 0.2 Released

Submitted by james on April 1, 2011 - 2:28pm

Today, as you've no doubt discovered, is April Fools - the official holiday of the web. While we're a bit light on jokes, we do have a new version of Media Player for you.

What's new in version 0.2?

  • Added photo slideshows
  • Added basic video playlists
  • Added support for guest/anonymous NAS logins
  • Added volumes list sorting
  • Better remote share folder browsing (root folder issue)
  • Better Remote.app support
  • Resolved issues in AFP navigation resulting in incorrect 'menu' button handling
  • Resolved issues resulting in incorrect video playback after rewinding on 'fastest' speed
  • Resolved duplicate AFP share entries
  • Other miscellaneous fixes

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