YouTube Returns to ATV2

aTV Flash (black)

YouTube for ATV2 has returned!

WIth the release of aTV Flash (black) 2.6, we've built an all-new native YouTube plugin that provides many of the most popular YouTube features that were so rudely taken away from our loyal ATV2 fans last May. This new YouTube plugin works on any ATV2 running Apple TV 5.3 or later.

Naturally, we've also added in a handful of other minor improvements and fixes to keep everything humming along smoothly.

What can I do?

The new YouTube plugin for ATV2 allows for browsing of popular videos as well as searching for videos, channels, users, or playlists. We're also working on a few other neat options for subsquent releases, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for updates. 

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Introducing aTV Flash (xbmc edition)

aTV Flash (xbmc edition)

Introducing an all-new platform for running the latest XBMC version 13.2 (Gotham) on the original (silver) Apple TV - including support for the latest video add-ons, 1080p video, and more!

aTV Flash (xbmc edition) is finely tuned, optimized for speed, and provides a complete replacement for the standard Apple TV software.

How does it work?

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ATV2 goes untethered for 5.3

Today we're excited to announce the release of new versions of aTV Flash (black) and Seas0nPass that allow for an untethered jailbreak of Apple TV 5.3 (ATV2 only). Big thanks goes out to @iH8sn0w, @winocm, and @SquiffyPwn for their help with the new version of Seas0nPass. Additionally, there has been some encouraging progress made on Apple TV 6.0+ thanks to our friends @evad3rs and @nitoTV, and we hope to have more news available soon.

Here's more details on what's new and how to update...

What's new in 2.4?

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aTV Flash (black) 2.3 now available

Today we're excited to announce the release of aTV Flash (black) 2.3 for ATV2 which includes a handful of great new features, stability improvements and support for the recently released 5.3 Apple TV software. This version is also the first step (of many) as we work to bring a number of the great new features of Infuse to the Apple TV. Read on to learn about everything that's new.

What's new in 2.3?

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Media Player 2.2.1 for ATV2 released

Happy Friday! Today we have a minor update for Media Player on the ATV2 that addresses a recent change over at TMDb, and adds in a few other features and fixes.

Here’s what’s new in 2.2.1

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aTV Flash (black) 2.2

The wait is over, and today we're happy to release updated versions of aTV Flash (black) and Seas0nPass that support the recently released 5.2 (iOS 6.1) Apple TV software. Big thanks goes to the evad3rs for making much of this possible.

Hooray for Bluetooth!

To the delight of many loyal users, Apple officially added support for Bluetooth keyboards in Apple TV 5.2, and we've been working non-stop to provide a seamless experience in aTV Flash (black) 2.2. Now features such as web browsing, media playback, library browsing and more can all be controlled using a wireless keyboard. Don't worry, the normal remote will still work as well.

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Happy New Year & aTV Flash (black) 2.1

Happy New Year! To help start 2013 off on the right foot we've got a fresh new version of aTV Flash (black) for your enjoyment. In this new version we've worked to included a number of highly requested features as well as a slew of other improvements, fixes and all-around goodness. We're also working on some other really great things that will be available in the coming weeks/months, but for now a few highlights of what's included in the 2.1 update can be found below.

TV Show Playlists

Now it's easier than ever to pick up where you left off with your favorite show. After you decide which show to watch, simply hold the center button and choose the playlist option. That's it! You'll be taken to the first unwatched episode, and will continue playing until your run out of shows or your eyes turn into puffy white marshmallows, whichever comes first.

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Apple TV (ATV2) 5.0 Update

Today we're happy to release new versions of Seas0nPass and aTV Flash (black) that are compatible with latest 5.0 (iOS 5.1) software running on the ATV2. A ton of work has gone into getting everything updated, and a huge thanks go out to Brandon Holland (@640774n6) and Dustin Howett (@DHowett) who both contributed immensely in adding support for 5.0.

Is this a tethered or untethered jailbreak? What's the difference?

Seas0nPass currently provides a tethered jailbreak for the new 5.0 (iOS 5.1) Apple TV software. Functionally, both jailbreak types are identical, the only difference being that a tethered jailbreak requires the Apple TV to be connected to a Mac/PC when first powering it on. Since the Apple TV doesn't have a battery, and is rarely ever powered off, this usually only needs to be done once.

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aTV Flash (black) 1.1.1 Now Available

Happy Holidays! 'Tis the season for holiday celebrations, and to kick things off we've got one final installment of aTV Flash (black) for 2011. Featured in version 1.1.1 are a number of goodies including: expanded support for subtitles, metadata performance improvements, and a stocking full of bug fixes. 

Full details on what's new and how to update can be found below.

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aTV Flash (black) RC1 Now Available

We are pleased to announce the release aTV Flash (black) Release Candidate 1 (RC1) for the 2nd generation AppleTV. RC1 is a major update for aTV Flash (black) and adds a number of exciting new features include a brand new 'grid view' browsing mode, huge subtitle related improvements, and countless other performance and playback related improvements.

Keep reading to learn more about what's new.

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