aTV Flash 4.5

aTV Flash 4.5 for the 1st generation (silver) Apple TV is now available. Version 4.5 includes support for OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) as well as a handful of general improvements and fixes. We're also still working on a number of additional features for the 1st gen models and plan to have additional updates available soon.

What's new in 4.5?

  • Added support for OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
  • Added active memory management (to keep things running smoothly)
  • Added ability to copy files between playlists
  • Resolved Smart Installer bug
  • Other miscellaneous improvements and fixes

Great! Where can I get it?

Version 4.5 is available through the Downloads tab in your account. If you're already running aTV Flash on your Apple TV you can update through the Maintenance --> Manage Plugins menu.

Enjoy! :-)


HI There

about one year ago you posted [We're also still working on a number of additional features for the 1st gen models and plan to have additional updates available soon.]

How soon is that 'soon' .... after one year i think its ok to ask




Hoping that AirPlay for Netflix will be fixed for the atv1. Currently it only streams the audio portion. The atv1 is so much better than the atv2 IMO. My atv2 has dust from lack of use. I'm still learning about Xbox and the othe billion things it can do now. This hack has breathed new life into my atv1. I'm actually looking to find another to upgrade hardware in as a side project.

That's supposed to be xbmc

Any news on support for HTML5 please?




after updating when I play music sound is discontinuous after 20-30 sec from the beginning of each track.
Any suggestions?

When the new update ?? Laughing

Great that the ATV1 isnt forgotten, but....

having applied this update, the next day my ATV lost track all media, would not re-sync properly (only photos, no movies or music) and I am having to do a factory reset for the 1st time in about 3 years.

I hope these two events aren't connected.

I have the same situation, any solution?



is there any difference between Apple TV OS 3.0.1 and 3,0.2 related to aTV stuff or Radios / Fotos / Apple movies?

Thanks from me also. Any news on support for HTML5 please? I would love to be able to stream flash from online.

very interested to know more
i have a samsung smart tv with hulu and netflix and the usual

just up dated my apple tv1 how do i get to the active memory management? To clear the cache?

What happened to boxee????? How can I get XBMC to download subtitles and organize movies and tv shows as boxee did??? How can I install boxee again?

I nth the motion... Neflix please!

With no Boxee, is there a way to play pandora thru some other app?

Yes. But where is BOXEE?

I upgraded to 4.5, now it won't see my usb hard drive. Any suggestions?

This happened to me also and I did not receive any help. I found out that the Combo 10.4 was erased through the latest install. I took our my aTVFlash thumb drive and went through installing the software again. The Combo was there so it recognized my USB drive again. I hope this helps.

Hi everybody,

After upgrading my iMAC from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion I cannot get by XBMC to stream. I read that I had
to use NFS so purchased NFS Manager. I can see my iMAC in the Zeroconf browser but it only shows the folder
and I cannot get in.... I also read about the need to change the /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/
file but cannot find this one on my Mac. I also have not read about it on this site so I am wondering if I am looking
in the right direction.... Any advise???

Does anyone have a direct link to the DMG file?....I have ATVFLASH 4.4.1 but now that I am trying to create the USB to install ATV FLash on my AppleTV I get an error saying that there is a newer version. I log in with my account but I am still not able to do it. I had to reset all my settings on my ATV after a bad harddrive malfunction...Please someone help me.

I think I am about to digitally hang myself, but what exactly wasn't working that this version of ATV flash fixed?

Does this new version (aTV Flash 4.5 for silver) supports NetFlix?

Does this new version (aTV Flash 4.5 for silver) supports NetFlix?

I think that Netflix is a lost cause but not because these guys haven't tried.

Just a question - do you guys keep stats on which device flash is installed on (is that even possible). Sometimes wonder out of curiosity which device the updates are more desired on. Maybe poll material?

I figured it out.. The MKV file cannot be in 10bit, needs to be 8 bit. :) woohoo

Holy hell man, can you elaborate on that. I have been all but avoiding mkv files because they don't work. where should I be looking for the 10 versus 8 bit?

Are the install options gone? I'm building a new usb installer with the 4.5 version and I'm not getting the options to select/deselect sub components. Was this capability removed since previous versions?

Yes, the installer will now only install the Maintenance item. Once installed, latest versions of all the extras can be added through the Maintenance --> Manage Plugins menu.

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Was wondering if anything is wrong with the support of .mkv files with the flash media player? I try to play it and it just goes black and the timer skips or locks up, doesn't play anything.

What about Apple TV 3? Is been ages by now of promises and no results...

Seconded. At the very least, could you remove the "Apple TV 3 update in the works!" message or update it with some new information, such as, "at this moment, we have no news regarding an ATV3 update." That message has been up there since I bought my ATV3 back in March and I almost did buy a license at that moment, but held off. Glad I did, because I would have wasted money on something that seems to have been abandoned.

I thought I needed to update my Apple TV software because of the mail I received from FireCore saying TV Flash 4.5. When I have gone into my Apple Tv i find I am running 4.3 and when I try to update it tells me it is up to date. My main machine is running Mountain Leopard and my Apple TV is a black box. Is it that the update is purely for the original silver machines and how do you get your main desktop to appear via Apple TV please

thank you for the update

should it be possible to mirror from mountain lion to the atv with this update since i cannot manage?

Unfortunately AirPlay mirroring is not available on the 1st gen Apple TV. Sorry.

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is it not possible at all??? I am able to airplay from my iphone 4S and ipad2 onto my 1st Generation Apple TV. I had to install the Remote HD app and it all works smoothly. Why can't I AirPlay from my Mac?

Normal AirPlay (streaming audio or video files) will work from a Mac or iOS device, however mirroring (showing the entire screen of a Mac or iOS device) is not supported on the ATV1.

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Agreed... need Airplay mirroring for iOS 6 devices.

is there a chance that this can be supported with your future updates for ATV1

It's fine to get support for the old ATV, because I don't want to throw away my old Commodore monitor, which only has composite in.

Nice... Laughing, thanks for not forgetting us, ATV1 users.

Will install it this weekend....

Please add Netflix, I don't want to keep using my Wii or Blueray player to watch movies....

Greetings from Colombia

it's me, it's me...EL MUNERA!

Wow, thanks for not forgetting us ATV1 users...

Will be installing this on my system this weekend.

Please add Netflix, I do not like playing it on my Wii o Blueray player....

Another request for Netflix here!!!! Please!!!

It's good to know that you haven't forgotten the ATV1 users. Thanks!

NIce that you don't forget the first users of aTV its running always good with my full HD samsung TV, i instal today the new version of aTV 4.5 great job Thanks a lot!!!

Is there anyway you can post what you are working on for future updates for ATV1? Thx!


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