Apple releases Apple TV Software Update 4.2 (Updated) | iLounge News


Apple releases Apple TV Software Update 4.2 (Updated)

Apple has released Apple TV Software Update 4.2 for the second-generation Apple TV. According to the new “What’s New” screen, the update includes support for and NBA League Pass streaming, AirPlay video streaming for apps and Safari, new slideshow themes, and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound in Netflix movies and TV shows, as well as an improved on-screen keyboard. Apple TV Software Update 4.2 is available now via the device’s software update feature or as a direct download from Apple.

Update: Despite indications in the beta software that Apple would finally synchronize the Apple TV’s Software and iOS Build numbers on 4.3, the official release has the new Software listed as Version 4.2, with an iOS Build of 4.3. We have updated this and the accompanying League Pass articles to reflect the correct, official version numbering.

Related Stories



I’m not home now to test this myself so I’ll just ask…can we now use Airplay to send videos shot with an iPhone4 onto a TV via AppleTV or is that still blocked?

Posted by TosaDeac on March 9, 2011 at 3:42 PM (CST)


@ TosaDeac No it appears to be blocked. The audio goes through but not the video.

Posted by cbco2k9 on March 9, 2011 at 4:00 PM (CST)


@ TosaDeac Correct that. Feature is there. !!

Posted by cbco2k9 on March 9, 2011 at 4:01 PM (CST)


That is great news, that was one of the glaring omissions of the initial implementation of Airplay/AppleTV at its release.  It will be nice to be able to show off videos of the kids on a big screen now.

Posted by TosaDeac on March 9, 2011 at 4:09 PM (CST)


I tested it out last night and the function is added to the AppleTV.  It works fine, at times you wait 20-30 sec for a video to load but otherwise it’s great.

If we can stream web content to the AppleTV now, would be also a great solution… what you think?

Posted by Dennis on March 10, 2011 at 8:10 AM (CST)


Great! has been added to UK ATV. That’s a bit like adding Indian Premier League Cricket to the US version…pointless. Still no TV progs, no Netflix or equivalent and 50% more expensive for the unit. I feel unloved!

Posted by joni on March 10, 2011 at 11:24 AM (CST)

Subscribe to iLounge Weekly

Sign up for the iLounge Weekly Newsletter

iLounge is an independent resource for all things iPod, iPhone, iPad, and beyond.
iPod, iPhone, iPad, iTunes, Apple TV, Mac, and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc.
iLounge is © 2001 - 2018 iLounge, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy