Apple TV (teaser 001)

Apple has posted a new version of its Apple TV software this afternoon, bringing the firmware to 6.0.1. The release follows a number of app updates this week, including those for its iLife and iWork suites.

On Tuesday, Apple added a new channel to its set-top box called iMovie Theater, which is a companion app for the latest versions of iMovie that enables clip-sharing. But as for today’s Apple TV update…

Actually, Apple has yet to update the software update page for ATV with the change log for version 6.0.1, so we’re not yet sure what, if any, changes it contains. But we’re currently installing it on our devices.

If you’d like to check it out, the update is available via OTA, which you can access by navigating to Settings > General > Software Update from your ATV’s main menu, or as full firmware on our Downloads page.

We’ll obviously update this post with anything of note, but until then, feel free to let us know if you find something new in the comment section below.

  • Davinci

    any jailbreak for ATV3 yet? is it coming and will this update be included??

    • chumawumba

      ATV3 will never be jailbroken. I jailbroke my ATV3 and I didn’t even see anything cool, so unjailbroke.

      • illK†Δ

        No u didnt

  • Taf Khan

    I got ATV2 jail broken, should I hold off from upgrading …

    I wouldn’t want to loose my XBMC install

    • Michael Hulet

      YES! There’s not even a tethered jailbreak for 6.0 right now, to my knowledge

    • Jack Wong

      I don’t jb ATV2 or 3 for that anymore, why not just airplay from the iDevices? I have been doing that.

  • Huntz

    Can someone tell me the functionality of a jailbroken ATV? Thanks!

    • Joseph Duffy

      Most jailbreak to install XBMC, a media center application, which can play almost any type of media file from computers on your network, or other types of file shares.

  • Jess Polley

    Is there really no hope for ATV 3 to be jailbroken?

    • illK†Δ


      • Jess Polley

        Is it because there are no exploits?

      • Ted Forbes

        Now how did you know that?

  • Robar

    Once I downloaded 6.0.1 streaming on my atv3 has become painfully slow. Even on shows I purchased at iTunes. I just spent 90 minutes on the phone with Apple tech support and their conclusion was it must be an issue with 6.0.1 !!!

  • Daniel McCoy

    I have apple tv and a mac computer is there a way to see my computer files on Mac T.V.?

  • Daniel McCoy

    I have movies stored on my hard drive, I want to see on apple tv