By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 24, 2015
It’s been a while in the making, but it is now possible to install Kodi on tvOS. Granted, this is a very early tutorial, and Kodi for Apple TV 4 is still in the pre-pre-alpha stages, but it does work, although not perfectly yet.
Still, the fact that we can even get Kodi on the Apple TV without jailbreaking is a win in itself. In this video tutorial, I’ll show you how to install Kodi on the new Apple TV running tvOS. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 6, 2015
Kodi is one of those apps that I love using on my jailbroken devices, but did you know that it can also be easily installed and used on a non-jailbroken device? I just finished installing Kodi on my iPad Pro in a matter of minutes. Although it’s not as straightforward as installing it from Cydia, it can still easily be done with a bit of patience.
I use Kodi to stream live local channels to my iOS devices via an HDHomeRun box, but I also use it to stream video from an external drive hooked up to my AirPort extreme. Needless to say, it’s a great app that’s not just limited to jailbroken device thanks to Xcode 7. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 19, 2015
Kodi (formerly XBMC) has been updated to work with iOS 9. Prior to the update, the package would download and install on your jailbroken iOS device, but would crash upon startup. The folks behind Kodi just pushed an update that fixes the crashing issue.
We’ve talked about this app many times on iDB and via our Let’s Talk Jailbreak podcast. Kodi is one of the best apps for viewing media content, and streaming media content from an IP based over the air antenna solution on iOS. You can also use Kodi to stream local content from a NAS or from a PC.
Needless to day, Kodi has lots of uses, and now it’s officially available for iOS 9. In this post, we’ll show you how to add the repo necessary to install Kodi on your iPhone or iPad running Apple’s latest version of iOS. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 3, 2015
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
By Cody Lee on Mar 19, 2013
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
By Cody Lee on Feb 22, 2013
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
By Cody Lee on Dec 27, 2012
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
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 17, 2012
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
By Cody Lee on Aug 11, 2012
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
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 30, 2012
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.
Please be sure to share our iPhone, iPad, and iOS video guides by spreading our posts on Twitter and Facebook. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 23, 2012
At iDB we’re big proponents of XBMC on the Apple TV, but what’s to stop one from doing the same thing on the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch? In a word, nothing.
Inside we’ll show you how to get XBMC on your mobile iOS device, and we’ll give you a sneak peak at some of its awesome benefits… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 17, 2012
If you haven’t noticed by now, we’re pretty big fans of the Apple TV here at iDownloadBlog, and for good reason.
As we alluded to in our benefits post yesterday, the Apple TV is probably one of the best sub-$99 purchases that money can buy if you’re looking for entertainment.
In this article, we’ll show you another reason why the Apple TV is a must have, and once you own it, why you must jailbreak it. The answer? XBMC. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 16, 2012
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
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 13, 2012
Yesterday we showed you how to get Hulu on your Apple TV. It worked well, but the method used had some costs involved.
Today, we’ll show you how to get Hulu on your Apple TV completely free of charge. That’s right, for zip, nada, zilch. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 22, 2011
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…