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Apple Updates Apple TV to Version 5.0.1

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Apple has released a new update for the generation 2 and 3 Apple TV models. The update allows movies and TV show previews from the iTunes Store to be viewed in HD and fixes a few other minor issues.
Apple TV Software Update 5.0.1

iTunes previews - Previews for movies and TV shows from the iTunes Store can now be viewed in HD.
AirPlay - Fixes an issue that caused some iOS apps to have trouble connecting via AirPlay.
Home Sharing - Improves the reliability of Home Sharing connections.
Netflix - Addresses an issue affecting Netflix login and navigation.
Stability and performance - Includes fixes for issues affecting stability and performance.
The update can be performed directly on the Apple TV by going to the Settings menu, then General, then selecting Update Software.

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32 months ago
Am I the only one who loves the AppleTV here? It does exactly what it claims to do, and very well.
Rating: 17 Votes
32 months ago

that UI still looks like something Microsoft could have come up with 5 years ago. ugly as ....


Yeah, I liked the old Apple TV layout better.
Rating: 15 Votes
32 months ago

Same problem here in Spain! and the iTunes store in Spain sucks!


Blame the content owners they are the ones setting the rules
Rating: 11 Votes
32 months ago
When will apple offer internet browsing on the Apple TV? Thats what I'm looking for in a update.
Rating: 10 Votes
32 months ago
God forbid they implement any of the features that would make it useful, *cough cough* pull media from a NAS without the need for iTunes as a middleman *cough*...

Mine's still sitting in the box awaiting the good word from Firecore, hopefully it'll happen sometime this year.. :rolleyes:
Rating: 8 Votes
32 months ago
What the hell is wrong with you people? What is the big issue with the UI? It looks fine!
Rating: 8 Votes
32 months ago

that UI still looks like something Microsoft could have come up with 5 years ago. ugly as ....


This.

Such a massive step backwards.
Rating: 6 Votes
32 months ago

When will apple offer internet browsing on the Apple TV? Thats what I'm looking for in a update.


Why? There's a reason WebTV boxes never took off.
Rating: 6 Votes
32 months ago
Does this allow us to modify the clutter of useless icons?

The US sports and Netflix icons are redundant for most people outside the US. We don't need those on our screens.

(and yes, I have sent that request to Apple).
Rating: 6 Votes
32 months ago
Btw, does anyone else have the (minor) problem where the white LED light on the (2nd gen) Apple TV goes on after the device falls asleep. It happens randomly, usually a few hours after it falls asleep. There is no HDMI signal, yet the light is on.

I wonder if this update will fix it...
Rating: 6 Votes

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