In early August Infuse got a healthy dose of AirPlay streaming, and since then we've been listening intently to all of you who have been using it to see how we could make it even better.
Today we're happy to release Infuse 1.4 that includes quite a few goodies that mainly revolve around improved AirPlay, performance, and efficiency.
Here's the whole scoop on what's new in 1.4...
Subtitles over AirPlay
We've taken our AirPlay integration a step further by adding the ability to send subtitles along with video when using AirPlay. Now, with just a few taps you can add subtitles from OpenSubtitles to videos and stream them to your TV. You can even pick and choose from the available subtitles right on the Apple TV! It just works.
AirPlay in the background
Infuse now does a much better job of allowing you to move between apps while playing videos. Not only is this just very handy, it also allows for improved battery life while streaming over AirPlay.
Performance, speed, efficiency
Last but not least, we've refined and improved many aspects of Infuse to provide the best possible experience. The improvements included in 1.4 have led to smoother and crisper videos, better battery life, and a 30% reduction in the app size itself.
We all go through life with good days, and bad days...then there are days that are just frickin' amazing! Today is one of those days because we just gave Infuse for iOS a huge, free 1.3 update.
What's new you ask? Well, let me tell you...
Infuse has always been great at playing videos on an iPhone or iPad, and now it's great at playing videos on the big screen as well. Yup! Infuse now features a truly awesome AirPlay option that streams a ton of different video types including MKV, MP4, M4V, AVI, and a few others. The more eclectic formats are supported as well by way of AirPlay Mirroring.
In a nutshell, just hit the AirPlay button and Infuse will take care of the rest.
Searching for a sync cable to get videos into Infuse is a now a thing of the past. We've added direct Wi-Fi transfers that allows for dragging and dropping videos into Infuse through a plain ol' web browser. Geek note: You can also use an FTP app (like Cyberduck or Transmit) instead of a browser.
Keep it social
We've baked in some extra trakt goodness that makes it easy to post ratings and 'shouts' to trakt right from within Infuse. You can even post what you're watching to Facebook or Twitter, if you prefer. Don't worry, if you're not the social type, all sharing features are 100% optional.
Many other improvements and fixes
On top of all this, we've also included a huge pile of performance improvements and bug fixes to keep things running smoothly.
Today we're excited to announce the release of aTV Flash (black) 2.3 for ATV2 which includes a handful of great new features, stability improvements and support for the recently released 5.3 Apple TV software. This version is also the first step (of many) as we work to bring a number of the great new features of Infuse to the Apple TV. Read on to learn about everything that's new.
What's new in 2.3?
Added Apple TV 5.3 compatibility
Added Croatian, Hungarian, Romanian, and Slovak localizations
Media Player is now 'Infuse for Apple TV'
Improved Dolby (AC3) audio
Improved metadata fetching
Improved detection of subtitle encoding
Improved reliability of settings backups
A few other minor fixes and performance improvements
How do I update?
As usual, updating can be done right on the Apple TV through the Maintenance > Manage Extras menu. If you need to re-install, links for the latest version can be found in your account under the Downloads tab.
If you're new to aTV Flash (black) you can learn more about everything it offers here.