Infuse 4.2 - Library View

We've had our nose to the grindstone over the past few weeks, and today we're pleased to finally share the fruits of our labor with you. Infuse 4.2 is a major update, and introduces a bunch of great features we know you're going to love! Read on for full details on what's new.

Library View (aka the new hotness)

Introducing our brand spankin’ new Library View which makes finding videos to watch quick and easy. Infuse will search deep within your folders to catalog every movie, TV show, and cat video it can find and group them all together in a slick new menu. Plus, with a set of all-new Smart Filters, you can browse by genre, rating, release date, age rating, and even get an overview of all unwatched or recently added items with just a few taps.

Library View

Favorites, tailored just for you

Not only is browsing super-easy when using Smart Filters, these can also be used to create Favorites that appear right on the Infuse home screen. Want quick access to kids movies? Done. How about unwatched TV shows? No problem. With just a few taps you can customize Infuse to ensure the content you want to enjoy is front and center for whenever you're ready to view it. Even better, adding custom artwork for your Favorites can now be done right from the Apple TV menus.

Favorites

Trakt ratings sync

In addition to playback progress and watched history, trakt ratings now also stay in sync between all your devices. Rated items are now designated with a shiny set of distinctive orange stars that get updated from trakt automatically. Ratings can be easily posted to trakt from Infuse on iOS/tvOS or through trakt.tv.

trakt ratings

Spotlight search

Now it's easy to quickly find videos on iOS while on the go. Videos selected from within Spotlight will instantly start playing, and Infuse will pick up right where you left off if you happened to already start that video on another device.

Spotlight

What's new in 4.2 (tvOS)

  • All-new Library View with Smart Filters
  • New artwork picker for folder and library favorites
  • Personalized trakt ratings
  • Auto-select first unwatched TV episode
  • Episodes now grouped by season in Recently Watched
  • Streamlined sign in process for trakt
  • Recently used subtitle languages are now grouped together
  • Mark folders to use embedded metadata only
  • Resume prompt now displays resume time
  • Additional Continuous Playback options
  • Better support for 60+ fps videos
  • Apple TV 'Dolby Digital' option now works with 7.1 content
  • Improved universal remote scrolling
  • Improved indexing behavior
  • Improved lower shelf navigation
  • Improved double-tap browsing controls
  • Improved display of DTS-HD MA track names
  • Improved trakt rating prompt
  • Many, many other minor improvements and fixes

What's new in 4.2 (iOS)

  • Spotlight search Cool
  • Personalized trakt ratings
  • Auto-select first unwatched TV episode
  • Additional Continuous Playback options
  • Group recently used languages near top of subtitles download menu
  • Updated Dolby Audio library
  • Tap outside ticket to close (iPad only)
  • Local files can now be deleted with File Management disabled
  • Resolved playback issue affecting some Dolby ATMOS videos
  • Many, many other minor improvements and fixes

As always, we love hearing from you - so please feel free to post a comment below or drop us a note with any thoughts or questions you may have.

Enjoy! Smile

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aTV Flash (black) 2.0

We are pleased to announce the release aTV Flash (black) 2.0 for the 2nd generation Apple TV. Version 2.0 goes beyond just watching videos, and adds in a ton of new features that make browsing and watching media on the Apple TV more enjoyable than ever.

2.0 is a free update for all current aTV Flash (black) users, so keep reading for more details on everything that's new.

Browse by category

The new Library View will now index all your media (even if stored on multiple devices) and automatically organize movies, TV shows and music into easy to use categories such as: genre, release date, star rating, age rating and others. TV shows will also be group by series/season automatically so there's no more worrying about keeping your folders perfectly organized.

While we think this is a great new way to browse and enjoy your media, the original file/folder based browsing will remain intact and working as an alternative option.

Fully integrated search

Sometimes you know what you want to watch, and don't want to browse. With our new integrated search you can do just that. This powerful search tool allows you to search by movie, TV series/episode, song, artist, album or filename. Just start typing and the results will start being displayed instantly. 

Keep it all in sync

Also new for 2.0 is trakt.tv syncing. This is a great feature if you're trying to keep multiple Apple TVs in sync, as if you watch a movie on the first device it will also appear as watched on the 2nd. Additionally, if you manually mark a movie or show as watched on trakt.tv, it will automatically get marked as watched on the Apple TV. In a similar fashion, Last.fm scrobbling allows you track music plays in your Last.fm profile.

Full changelog

  • Added all-new Library View
  • Added integrated media search
  • Added trakt.tv 2-way syncing
  • Added Last.fm scrobbling
  • Added genre/artist based playlists
  • Added Recently Added display option
  • Improved handling of WTV files
  • Improved handling of DVD audio tracks
  • Improved AFP connections
  • Improved filename recognition
  • Improved subtitle handling
  • Resolved various navigation issues
  • Resolved rare DVD playback issues
  • Resolved rare subtitles positioning issue
  • Many other minor improvements and fixes

Does this work on the 3rd gen Apple TV?

Not yet. Work is still ongoing and we'll be sure to announce any and all news as soon as it becomes available. Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ for up to the minute info.

Outstanding! Where can I get it?

aTV Flash (black) is available for purchase and instant download here.

If you're already running a version of aTV Flash (black) you can update right on the Apple TV through the Maintenance --> Manage Extras menu. The new 2.0 version is also available through the Downloads tab in your account.

Full details on setting up and using the new Library View can be found here.

Note: Apple TV version 4.4 or later is required for aTV Flash (black) 2.0.

Enjoy! :-) 

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