Today we are pleased to announce the release aTV Flash (black) Beta5 for the 2nd generation AppleTV.
Beta5 features improvements to virtually every aspect of aTV Flash (black) but our main focus has been on building and improving the Media Player feature. Media Player has received a big boost in Beta5, but is still under heavy development with many more exciting features and improvements still to come.
Keep reading to find out what's new in Beta5.
AppleTV 4.2.2 update
Yesterday (5/11) Apple released a 4.2.2 update for the 2nd gen AppleTV and Seas0nPass has been updated to provide an untetheted jailbreak for this new version. As usual, the latest version of Seas0nPass can be found at seas0npass.com.
Note: Updating to 4.2.2 is not required to install Beta5.
Auto-complete history is now cleared when clearing history
New SSL indicator
Other minor bug fixes
Added 5-day forecasts
Added location search option
Added automatic location detection (if no saved locations exist)
Added day/night weather forecasts
Added 'Feels Like' temperature info
Minor UI fixes
Added lightweight audio streaming player
Improved memory management
What we're still working on
New lightweight audio/video player
DVD chapter controls
AC3/DTS (5.1 surround) sound
Multiple audio track support
Improved UI and file browsing
Better memory management
(If you missed it last time, a brief demo of Media Player in action can be seen here).
Great! Where can I get it?
Beta5 is available through the Downloads tab in your account. If you're already running aTV Flash (black) on your AppleTV all the new features can be installed through the Maintenance --> Manage Extras menu.
Resolved issues in AFP navigation resulting in incorrect 'menu' button handling
Resolved issues resulting in incorrect video playback after rewinding on 'fastest' speed
Resolved duplicate AFP share entries
Other miscellaneous fixes
How do the photo slideshow/video playlist features work?
When browsing files stored on your remote share Media Player will automatically detect folders that contains supported photos for the slideshow, or supported movies for video playlist. These folders will be designated with special icons as shown below.
To start a photo slideshow, or video playlist simply highlight the folder, hold the center select button and choose the appropriate option.
Accessing photo slideshow and video playlist features
How do I get it?
Media Player 0.2 can be installed on your ATV2 through the Maintenance --> Manage Extras menu.