Today, Apple released iOS 4.4 for the Apple TV 2G. Apple did not release an official iOS 5 update for Apple TV users as expected.

As noted by the folks over at Electronista, Apple did however release iOS 4.4 for the Apple TV. This update adds iOS 5 features, but is still called iOS 4. This update adds AirPlay mirroring, Photo Stream, and Movie Trailers. Apple also added some third party apps, such as an NHL app and a WSJ app for video consumption. 

As expected, Apple also added improved software speeds to the Apple TV. The Movie Trailers app also has better search functionality. You can also mirror your iPad 2 via AirPlay on the Apple TV. The iPhone 4S also supports this feature.

Let us know what you think of this new Apple TV update. You can download it directly from our downloads section.

  • Woody dog

    My jailbroke atv would not update over the air. I just plugged it into labtop and put in dfu. It’s updating now I’ll see how it goes

    • TimeToUpdate

      Please reply back with an update. If it goes well, I’ll do the same. Thanks!

    • ReanimationXP

      One of the first options they give you is to stop automatic updating. You probably turned it on (which turned them off).

  • Dusean

    Niiiiiccceeeee , apple kept alot of things low key this time around, I wonder why?

  • Justin

    Photostream is a nice update to have on the AppleTV. Getting ready to test it and see how fast it is.

  • René

    I didn’t get Movie Trailers on my apple TV2 IOS 4.4, were to i get/find it?

    René from Denmark.

  • René

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    I didn’t get Movie Trailers on my apple TV2 IOS 4.4, were do I get/find it?

    René from Denmark.

  • JamesR624

    Update not successful. I love how they spent all this money for a new HUGE datacenter server and it all falls to crap it’s first day. I understand there Is a LOT of people trying to update but that was part of the point of this new data center. Apple, here’s a tip, don’t build up hype on something you can’t deliver upon. Jesus, even this quiet small apple tv update failed.

    • TimeToUpdate

      Dude…the whole country (and a few more) are trying to download. It’s not like they are just browsing a site…. Go have lunch and try later. Oooo…wait..have a chai latte. You’ll feel better. 😉

    • Justin

      Relax. All will be ok, you’ll get your precious update soon enough.

  • Woody dog

    Got it to go thru. It took 1 1/2 hr. very nice airplay seems to be much smoother

  • Woody dog

    AirPlay sounds better and video looks much better

  • tvk

    If I update to 4.4, will the ATV2 not be jailbroken anymore? XBMC is more worth then airplay mirroring IMO.