Apple TV gets updated to iOS 5.1: shared photo streams, switching between accounts and more


Apple-TV-3Apple on Monday released a firmware update for the second and third generation Apple TV. It’s iOS 5.1, which includes support for adding shared photo streams and multiple iTunes accounts. Users can on their Apple TV to the new version update via Settings> General> Software Update or from our Download page.

With shared photo streams you can now also on the Apple TV pictures taken by other iOS devices and users are shared. Apple released this feature to all iOS 6, which became available last Wednesday. On the Apple TV, you can now, as well as on iOS devices, browse photos, respond and receive notifications when new photos are added. AirPlay with this firmware update to support expanded from an Apple TV to stream audio to AirPlay speakers and devices (such as AirPort Express and Apple TV). Can also access their protected with a code on the screen can be entered.

Also new in iOS 5.1 is the possibility of an Apple TV to use multiple iTunes accounts between which easily can be switched. This is a feature that is unique to the Apple TV. Such functionality many would probably welcome on their iOS device. In addition to the improvements in stability and performance, the update some other innovations. Screensavers are extended with three new varieties: Cascade, Shrinking Sliding Tiles and Panels. The icons on the second screen can now manually ordered by the Select button on the Apple Remote, press and hold.

Search inside movie trailers is now possible and in the United States are also cinema times shown. For people who are deaf and hard hearing, the update called “SDH’ support , kind of subtitles. Finally, now using configuration profiles advanced network settings are set.


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