Kodi is the media center application that is the successor to XBMC. Actually, it’s pretty much the same exact app with a newly minted name. Over the years, I’ve grown to love XBMC, its versatility, flexibility, and overall usefulness as a media hub. It has the ability to turn an ordinary device into a media powerhouse. But before you get to any of that, you have to learn how to install Kodi. Yes, indeed, XBMC has a new name, and with it comes a slightly modified method of installation. Read More
Popular open-source media player XBMC has been updated today, bringing the app to version 12.1. The update improves the experience across all of Apple’s platforms, including the Mac, iOS and Apple TV.
For most users, the iOS update will be the most welcomed change, as it brings about support for the iPhone 5’s larger 4-inch display. And Apple TV2 users will be similarly pleased with further support for iOS 6… Read More
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… Read More
Great news today for Windows users with a jailbroken Apple TV2. The popular jailbreak tool known as nito Installer, which was released for the Mac platform back in August, is now available on Microsoft’s OS.
Like its counterpart, the Windows version of nito Installer allows you to easily install XBMC — a free, open source media player application — and other tools to your jailbroken ATV with just a couple of clicks… Read More
Thanks to the folks over at FireCore, both jailbreaking and installing useful jailbreak apps on an Apple TV 2 is about as easy as it gets. FireCore’s jailbreak tool — Seas0npass — is incredibly simple, and it’s free.
Likewise, FireCore’s application package — aTV Flash (black) — is extremely simple as well, though there is a charge associated with using it. Pretty much everything that you can install using aTV flash (black) can be accomplished on your own with a bit of know how, but its simplicity makes the package worth the money.
Now Kevin Bradley, better known in hacking circles as nitoTV, has created his own easy to use installer, appropriately called, nito Installer. Unlike aTV flash (black), his version is free and runs directly on an iOS device like the iPhone or iPad.
Want to see how it works? Take a look inside as we take nito Installer for a spin… Read More
The jailbroken Apple TV community has been awfully quiet as of late. There still hasn’t been any news on the ATV3 jailbreak, and there may never be, and innovation on the ATV2 front has sort of stalled.
Until today, that is. Kevin Bradley, better known as nitoTV, has released a new utility for jailbroken Apple TVs called nito Installer. The app makes installing software on hacked ATVs easier than ever before… Read More
Last week’s jailbreak theme was overwhelmingly Siri. Apple’s mobile assistant finally started to gain some useful jailbreak tweaks thanks to the iPhone 4S untethered jailbreak. We also covered how to get XBMC on your iPhone and other portable iOS devices to really open up its media capabilities.
If you haven’t noticed by now, we’re pretty big fans of the Apple TV here at iDownloadBlog, and for good reason.
Apple has always stated that the Apple TV is more of a “hobby” device than a mainstream one, as its popularity level isn’t even on the radar compared to hits like the iPhone, iPad or even iPod touch.
Still, there are many, many benefits to owning an Apple TV. There’s iTunes movies and TV shows, Netflix streaming, access to NBA and NHL games, and iTunes match among other features.
But if you really want to reap the full rewards of owning Apple’s marvelous $99 wonder box, you need to jailbreak it.
Why jailbreak the Apple TV? We’ll touch on some of the major benefits that comes from doing so. Read More
I can honestly say that I never expected to see XBMC running on my iPhone in a million years. It’s still kind of surreal adding the Cydia repo, downloading the packages, and installing the whole shebang.
The good news is that it’s definitely XBMC, in fact it looks like the devs applied a shrinking ray to my 50″ TV, because the port is dead on from a looks perspective.
Unfortunately, though, that’s where the inherent problems start to arise, at least on the iPhone’s teeny touch screen…