Apple TV Update Features Shared Photo Streams, AirPlay Audio Support and More

Posted on September 24, 2012 by

Apple has released a software update for Apple TV, bringing it to version 5.1. The update adds support for Shared Photo Steams, multiple iTunes accounts, better AirPlay support and more.

  • 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 for more information.
  • Stability and performance: Includes general performance and stability improvements.

The update is available now and can be applied by going to Settings > General > Update.

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