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Apple TV updated to software version 5.1

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By Phil Dzikiy

News Editor, iLounge
Published: Monday, September 24, 2012
News Categories: Apple TV

Apple has released an update for Apple TV: version 5.1 (10A406e) follows up on the March 2012 release of Apple TV software version 5.0.

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Version 5.1 adds support for Shared Photo Streams, as well as streaming audio content from the Apple TV to AirPlay speakers and AirPort Express wireless routers. A list of new features from Apple’s web site follows after the break.

“Shared Photo Streams - Accept invitations for Shared Photo Streams, browse photos and comments, and receive notifications of new content.

AirPlay - Send audio content from Apple TV to AirPlay-enabled speakers and devices (including AirPort Express and other Apple TVs). Also includes the ability to require an onscreen code to use AirPlay with your Apple TV.

iTunes account switching - Save multiple iTunes accounts and switch quickly between them.

Trailers - Search movie trailers. In the United States, see show times for local theaters.

Screen savers - New Cascade, Shrinking Tiles, and Sliding Panels screen savers.

Main menu - Reorder icons on the second page by holding down the select button on the remote.

Subtitles - SDH support for the deaf and hard-of-hearing as well as improvements to viewing and selecting subtitles.

Network configuration - Support for setting up advanced network options using configuration profiles. See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5437 for more information.

Stability and performance - Includes general performance and stability improvements.”

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Comments

1

Ever since I have done this update, I have had nothing but streaming and connectivity problems with my Apple TV v3.  Prior to the update I was watching Netflix for the past 3 weeks with no streaming issues or lag time accessing the basic features of my Apple TV.  Right now I cant even stream my music library without every song buffering.  I am really not pleased with this software update at all.  Even a full restore has not fixed my issues.  If my bluray player has no problems streaming content off the same wireless connection whatever improvement apple made in this update have really messed my device up.

Posted by Wolff on September 25, 2012 at 9:54 AM (PDT)

2

I have the same problems with my two apple tvs after this update.

Posted by gary on October 13, 2012 at 8:41 AM (PDT)

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