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Apple releases Apple TV Software 2.2

Apple has released Apple TV Software 2.2, the latest update to the company’s set-top box. New in software 2.2 is the ability to create Genius and on-the-go playlists, and the ability to purchase and download HD TV shows directly from the Apple TV. As with iPods and as noted in our screenshots, the Apple TV must be synced with a Genius-enabled iTunes library before the feature will work from the Apple TV. The update also brings other modest UI changes. Continue reading for a small screenshot gallery of the new software. Apple TV Software 2.2 is available now through the update feature in the General settings menu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments

1

Playlists containing music videos are now supported.

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on October 3, 2008 at 12:15 PM (CDT)

2

I will buy an AppleTV TOMORROW when they offer xvid/divx support without a hack.  What is the problem??

Posted by FunkyMan on October 3, 2008 at 12:51 PM (CDT)

3

Any info on when the 80/160GB iPod classics firmware will get the update to 2.0 that’s on the newer 120GB models?

I suppose it will include Genius along with other features of the 120GB classic, assuming is practically the same machine (which cannot be said for the 5.5th Gen vs. Classic, for example, when people wanted the new interface).

I mean, it’s not asking too much, right?

Posted by Arturo Lugo on October 3, 2008 at 3:06 PM (CDT)

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One of the conditions about 40% of the Movie Studios made was that in order for resale of their media via Apple Inc., Apple would not support XVID/DIVX due to the sheer levels of piracy associated with these formats. The Apple TV was never really designed to play DRM-Free video content in the first place.

In a statement made by Steve Jobs several months ago, Apple has the “Give the clients what they want” attitude, and is very much in support of DRM Free media, however when multi-million dollar business deals that either make or break the company’s stakehold with so many studios is in jeopardy because of it, unfortunately the company must fold.

If there is anyone to blame, it is the Music recording studios, Movie studios and networks, and especially NBC and Sony Records.

Posted by Michael on October 7, 2008 at 11:20 PM (CDT)

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