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

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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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Top Rated Comments

illegalprelude Avatar
140 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
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
justinfreid Avatar
140 months ago
Woah

Someone is Cupertino is flipping a lot of switches today.

Photo Stream right to AppleTV will be really cool.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tripjammer Avatar
140 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
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TIO Avatar
140 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.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
welfaremike Avatar
140 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:
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
troop231 Avatar
140 months ago
One step closer to an app store :)
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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