FireCore has released a significant update today for its aTV Flash (black) software. The suite allows jailbroken Apple TV users to playback different file types, surf the web, and much more.

With version 1.7, FireCore has added a number of new features and enhancements to the list, including integration and a new Ratings system. Keep reading for the full change log…

For those who aren’t familiar with, it’s essentially a (free) service that automatically tracks the movies and TV shows you watch, and then provides you with recommendations based on the recorded data.

Other changes include:

  • Added localized movie poster art
  • Added localized movie ratings
  • Added AirControl (beta) – an open control API for Apple TV
  • Added support for embedded DVB subtitles
  • Added advanced read-ahead buffering for SMB and NFS shares
  • Added Simplified Chinese translation
  • Added ‘Update All’ option
  • Added support for secure web logins
  • Improved metadata fetching speed
  • Improved video rotation detection for MOV files
  • Improved support for YUVJ420 & YUVJ422 formats (used by digital cameras)
  • Improved top-level menu layouts
  • Resolved crash when accessing ISO files on certain shares
  • Resolved potential streaming issues when using an unstable network
  • Resolved AFP related memory management issues
  • Other minor improvements & fixes

As always, the update is available for free to current aTV Flash (black) owners. Otherwise, new users can purchase the software for $29.99 from FireCore’s website.

If you’re looking for more information regarding jailbreaking the Apple TV, we have a list of all the benefits of jailbreaking, as well as a step-by-step tutorial on how to do it.

Unfortunately, all this only applies to ATV 2 owners, as the ATV 3 is still yet to be hacked.