XBMC for Apple TV now compatible with iOS 6.1 (5.2)

By , Feb 22, 2013

Customization XBMC

Shortly after the release of the iOS 6.x jailbreak tool evasi0n, FireCore rolled out a new version of its Seas0nPass utility to support the latest firmware. Folks with a second-gen ATV on iOS 6.1 (5.2) can now enjoy an untethered jailbreak.

Up until now, though, most people (including myself) have been reluctant to upgrade to the new software because many Apple TV apps still don’t support it. But you’ll be happy to hear that XBMC has just taken its name off of that list…

Here’s Nate Thomas of XBMC with the official announcement:

“As many of you likely have been aware, neither XBMC nor any other non-Apple media center has been available for the updated Apple TV 2 Software 5.2 (iOS 6.1).

Now, we are pleased to announce that XBMC finally supports this update, thanks to the incredible work of XBMC dev Memphiz.”

For those who aren’t familiar with the app, XBMC is a free and open-source media-player that features a number of plug-ins for streaming services like Spotify, YouTube and Pandora Radio, as well as support for many other types of media.

Here’s one of Jeff’s older videos explaining all of the benefits of installing XBMC:

If you need help installing XBMC, we have a step-by-step tutorial on how to do it. Of course, you’ll need to make sure you jailbreak your Apple TV beforehand. And wouldn’t you know it, we have an easy-to-use guide to help you with that too.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Antonio-Gzz/100001847768813 Antonio Gzz

    Sorry for this offtopic.
    Anyone knows how to change the old black background coverflow in music.app
    to white? or any tweak that can do that?
    thanks in advance.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tafk1 Taf Khan

    XMBC is kick ass… I have it on ATV2, iPad 3 and even managed to install on iPhone 5 (squashed screen and not very good to be honest). Movies and sports for free via the Navi X plugin anyone…

    • http://twitter.com/e420kush e420Kush

      Hell ya i love XBMC you should look into ICEFILMS Plugin for XBMC. Its awesome.

      • http://www.facebook.com/tafk1 Taf Khan

        Yes ice films is also good. The user upload content also rocks on navi X

      • Wrd

        How do i get navi x or icefilms or project free tv on my xbmc on iphone?

      • Robbie Tumble

        I haven’t used XBMC on an iphone but for the most part I would assume it would be the same as any other device.

        Tons of guides out there to follow, best bet is to google XBMC Fusion and install that. It will set you up for future updates as well. Youll have access to IceFilms, naviX and 1Channel

    • http://twitter.com/_salmanarif Salman Arif

      Use FullForce on the iPhone 5 and enable for XBMC. Not squashed any more :)

      • http://www.facebook.com/tafk1 Taf Khan

        Cheers dude.

  • Godric

    Can i still jailbreak my apple tv 2 even tho apple stopped signing 6.1?

    • Tikimaker

      5.2 is the latest firmware for Apple TV which was released along side of 6.1. So yes you can JB.

  • http://www.facebook.com/MiguelBisono5 Miguel Bisono

    hello im looking for an apple tv if u have one contact me please im in ny

  • Tikimaker

    I can’t get seasonpass to create a custom 5.2 FW each time I try I get an error. Anyone else having this issue and a solution?

  • SimonReidy

    This is great. XBMC rocks. However I also use Plex, so I’m going to stick to 5.1 for now.

  • BruTTus

    Hey Messi of iPhone’s blogs, Do you know something about aTV 3gr jailbreak? I want my JB there :(

  • #BBS

    cant get to install xbmc on my appletv 2