Apple TV 5.0.1 firmware is out: HD previews, Netflix fixes and more

By , May 10, 2012

Right on the heels of the iOS 5.1.1 firmware update for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch that was pushed on Monday, Apple has just released an incremental Apple TV software update.

The Apple TV software version 5.0.1 carries a build number 9B206f and should be available for download for both the second- and third-generation set-top box using the Software Update option in your device’s menu…

You can also download the new firmware using our download page.

According to Apple’s support document, this software enables high-definition previews for movies and televisions shows from the iTunes Store. It also fixes an issue that caused some iOS apps to have trouble connecting via AirPlay.

The reliability of Home Sharing connections has also been improved. Additionally, the download addresses an issue affecting Netflix login and navigation and contains a number of stability and performance fixes.

As always, jailbreakers with an Apple TV 2 are advised against applying the new software as an untethered jailbreak is still being worked on.

To those still running a stock Apple TV 2 – please jailbreak it and here’s why.

iDB also provides a wealth of resources concerning jailbreaking the Apple TV 2.

And while we’re at it, Cody has also done a really good explanation of the Apple TV jailbreak status so you’re advised to check out his article as well.

Feel free to share any tips down in the comments.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Omar-Chaves/100001793380349 Omar Chaves

    I will think about it

  • Anonymous

    I sure as hell hopes it fixes AirPlay. I have not been able ti connect with iPhone or iPad is a few months. It’s terrible.

    • Anonymous

      You most likely have some other issue or incompatibility, I pretty much keep updated to the updates on everything and I have never really had a issue with Airplay. Airplay pretty much just works.

      • Anonymous

        Nope. Performed update at all is fine.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=843045293 Leonardo El Tolete

    3g atv ???? Jailbreak ???

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001474235189 Mariya Sidi

    i want to bay apple tv.. but its cant bcos im from india.. i want it. any one can sand me from US i will sand mony

  • http://twitter.com/gotanitch Kenny Robertson

    Hi what is the latest firmware for apple tv 2 and can it be jailbroke. Mines is running 4.4.4 and was wondering if it was going to be ok to update

  • http://twitter.com/gotanitch Kenny Robertson

    Hi was wondering if u could help me as am new to this, I currently have an aple tv2 which is jailbroke Trouble am having is navi x has stopped working get a message saying unable to load content.
    Most other repos work
    someone mentioned uninstall airplay I think it was but when I checked it tells me it ain’t even installed Just one more thing could u please tell me if it’s software or firmware I can’t update as It would lose me my jailbreak ?
    Would be very gratefully for informatiion. Given thanks
    Regards:-Ken