The second and third generation Apple TV set-top box didn’t attracted many and even received a great deal of attention amongst most customers, but there are other most popular gadgets introduced by the same Cupertino company to being overshadowed by the insane popularity of the iPhone and iPad. While this isn’t we are talking about, so we come to the point.
After releasing the latest software version of iOS 5.1.1 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, Apple today pushed out a similar firmware update for its Apple TV, took the 2nd/3rd ATV to version 5.0.1, which should start showing up for users anytime now and applies to both the second/third-generation ATV devices.
The previous iOS 5.0 update for Apple TV brought a whole new user interface that provided an easy way to access users digital content, along with the iCloud support and non-device sign-up abilities that allowed them to signup for third-party applications from carefully screened partners.
Now with the latest firmware releases with the build 9B206F number, that would take your 2nd-generation and the latest version of the Apple TV 3G to 5.0.1. That can be clarified via reading the blowing new features change-log, which confirms that its serves as an incremental upgrade that brings reliability improvements and the faced bug fixes, Check the changelog of the update given below:
Apple TV Software Update 5.0.1
iTunes previews – Previews for movies and TV shows from the iTunes Store can now be viewed in HD.
AirPlay – Fixes an issue that caused some iOS apps to have trouble connecting via AirPlay.
Home Sharing – Improves the reliability of Home Sharing connections.
Netflix – Addresses an issue affecting Netflix login and navigation.
Stability and performance – Includes fixes for issues affecting stability and performance.
The major part of this firmware version 5.0.1 is that it brings the ability to view previews of movies and TV shows in full high-definition of 1080p, and which also cleared an extremely annoying issue related to the particular iOS apps connecting to the Apple TV via AirPlay channel.
Advised not to perform an upgrade if your Apple TV jailbroken, stay away from this software update currently and wait for further information from the development teams.