Even though jailbreaking hasn’t done much for the Apple TV what it has for the other iDevices, it still has made quite an impact. FireCore’s aTV Flash (Black) application is a perfect example of that, adding several features to the popular media hub.

For those not familiar with the software, aTV Flash is a jailbreak application for the Apple TV 2 that includes a web browser and support for streaming dozens of file formats. It is the app for Apple TV jailbreakers, and it just received a major update…

Among the improvements found in the new update are a revamped Couch Surfer feature (aTV’s web browser), and several bug fixes. Here’s the full change log:

  • Added support for .IMG files
  • Added option to mark specific folders as grid or list view
  • Added subtitle position setting
  • Added support for larger thumbnail images
  • Added support for UTF-8 paths in DVD files
  • Added web page auto-loading feature
  • Added screen position setting in Couch Surfer
  • Added show/hide menus option
  • Improved audio synchronization in DVD and AVI files
  • Improved metadata fetching logic
  • Improved filenames parsing logic
  • Improved playlist logic that marks files as watched
  • Improved buffering performance
  • Improved ISO files handling (resolved network error warning)
  • Improved error handling for DVD files
  • Improved growl notifications display logic for audio files
  • Improved warning messages for unplayable files
  • Improved grid view stability
  • Improved fanart loading
  • Improved memory management
  • Improved installation routin
  • Improved installer device detection
  • Resolved issues with long DNS names
  • Resolved issue with extra period appearing at the end of some DNS names
  • Resolved crash observed when audio subsystem could not be initialized
  • Resolved issues with chapter handliing logic
  • Minor UI improvements
  • Many other miscellaneous fixes

As you can see, the update includes a lot of improvements, and it’s free for current aTV Flash Black owners. If you don’t own the software yet, you can pick it up for $29.95 from FireCore’s website.

Of course, you’ll need a jailbroken Apple TV 2 to run the application. If you haven’t jailbroken yours yet, or need a refresher, be sure to check out our step-by-step guide. It’s just as simple as it is with other devices.

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  • Awesome just in time for the imminent arrival of my ATV2

  • Does anyone know if apple tv 2 can be conected to tv via yellow s video and left and right audio cable?

    • Joseph Duffy

      You have to buy a converter. The ATV2 only has an HDMI output for video. You have to convert it to analog. Don’t waste your money on a cable, they don’t work. It has to be a powered converter box.

  • If I used FireCore’s web browser could I stream videos from fox.com??

  • Cody I think you need to fix something.

    “Even though jailbreaking hasn’t done for the Apple TV”

    I think it should be:

    “Even though jailbreaking hasn’t done much for the Apple TV”


    “Even though jailbreaking hasn’t done very little for the Apple TV”

    Just saying pal, don’t mean to be rude.

    • Fixed. Thanks 🙂

      • On the second fix I meant to say “Even though jailbreaking has done very little for the Apple TV”

  • Becky Rich

    Jailbreak or unblocking might not be a solution and it is also discouraged by Apple too. So, I use PlayerXtreme for casting my screens to watch movies and video on the big screen through its chrome cast and Airplay features. It also provides 1080p backup along with Dolby Digital and True HD support. It also enhances the audio 3times without compromising the quality.