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Apple TV Software Update Adds Photo Stream, NHL Games, Wall Street Journal


Alongside today's release of iOS 5, Apple also pushed out version 4.4 of the software for its iOS-based Apple TV set-top box. As noted by Macworld, the update brings a number of new features to Apple TV.
- AirPlay Mirroring: Now with video mirroring – wirelessly stream what's on your iPad 2 screen to your HDTV.

- Photo Stream: View photos recently taken on your iOS device and pushed to your Photo Stream in iCloud.

- Trailers: A whole new way to browse and view hundreds of the latest theatrical trailers.

- National Hockey League: Watch live games. View highlights, scores, and more.

- Wall Street Journal Live: Watch up-to-date news, business commentary, and financial analysis from leading experts.
Macworld also notes that Apple has added support for subtitles in Netflix and three new slideshow themes: Photo Wall, Flip-up, and Shifting Tiles.

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37 months ago

No App store... still?

Hockey? Really?

No live.twit.tv?
No NASCAR Raceview?
No Amazon Prime Video?

It's likely a welcome upgrade for current owners, but still leaves the AppleTV severely lacking compared to a mac mini...


I think a $600 price difference will do that to any device
Rating: 10 Votes
37 months ago
Someone is Cupertino is flipping a lot of switches today.

Photo Stream right to AppleTV will be really cool.
Rating: 9 Votes
37 months ago
When are we getting apps? I want to get rid of my Roku...give me HuluPlus!

Awesome that they have hockey now...maybe the NFL will get their act together...:rolleyes:
Rating: 7 Votes
37 months ago

NFL seems to be impossible, uh. I think it is better than Basketball, Baseball, and Hockey combined.
Good update though.


Not a surprising comment coming from someone from Florida (no offense, Florida just isn't a big hockey state). It's too bad, too, because you have a very solid, exciting young team in the Tampa Bay Lightning. You should consider giving hockey a chance... you might be surprised.

The addition of NHL GameCenter Live is awesome for me. I recently purchased the season package, and had been streaming live from my iPad 2, which works pretty well. It's a battery killer, though, so this will be a huge improvement.
Rating: 6 Votes
37 months ago

No App store... still?

Hockey? Really?

No live.twit.tv?
No NASCAR Raceview?
No Amazon Prime Video?

It's likely a welcome upgrade for current owners, but still leaves the AppleTV severely lacking compared to a mac mini...


Apple TV 2 is only $99...a Mac Mini is way more...and makes more more noise..

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• freedom from the Mac (meaning, no need to have a Mac on to watch my library) Add some external hard drive support over a network. Like connecting a external drive with my media to an AEBS or something.

• app store
• 1080p


That would be a huge upgrade!


IOS 6 and Apple TV 3...with the A6 Chip Quad Core chip...hehe
Rating: 6 Votes
37 months ago
• freedom from the Mac (meaning, no need to have a Mac on to watch my library) Add some external hard drive support over a network. Like connecting an external drive with my media to an AEBS or something.

• app store
• 1080p


That would be a huge upgrade!
Rating: 6 Votes
37 months ago
One step closer to an app store :)
Rating: 6 Votes
37 months ago
Looks like the ultimate test for Apple servers around the globe.
Rating: 5 Votes
37 months ago
I was really hoping to see an AppleTV App Store today. :mad:
Rating: 5 Votes
37 months ago

When are we getting apps? I want to get rid of my Roku...give me HuluPlus!

Awesome that they have hockey now...maybe the NFL will get their act together...:rolleyes:


I agree. I can't believe there still isn't a Hulu+ app for AppleTV. It's a huge service, and I guarantee you that a lot more people watch Hulu+ than watch the NHL, or care about stock info from the Journal.

I hate having to use my PS3 and Xbox for Hulu+. The PS3 is horribly laggy and cannot properly buffer a stream. The Xbox streams wonderfully, but the interface is awful (the queue is sorted OLDEST first with no way to swap and see the newest content, forcing you to scroll through 25-item chunks to get to the very end of the list where the new shows are).

I just want a nice slick Hulu+ app for the AppleTV to simplify things like it does for Netflix.
Rating: 4 Votes

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