How to Install Plex on the Apple TV For Free

Plex is a simple way to access both local media stored on your PC or networked drives, along with online media on a variety of devices.

There are Plex apps for the Mac, PC, iOS, and even Android devices. Being the ubiquitous app that it is, it's not surprising that it runs on a jailbroken Apple TV.

Inside we'll show you how to install Plex on your jailbroken Apple TV for free...

aTV Flash (black) Version 1.2 Released

We've been on an Apple TV tear as of late, so how appropriate that the fine folks over at FireCore update their excellent aTV Flash (black) tool for Apple TV jailbreakers.

aTV Flash (black) version 1.2 brings quite a few new features to the table, especially when it comes to the media player that comes bundled with it.

Included with the latest version are new video zoom options, and a Kindle Fire inspired "recent" pages addition to the web browser.

Here’s Why You Should Install XBMC on Your Apple TV

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.

The Benefits of Jailbreaking the Apple TV

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.

How to Watch Hulu on the Apple TV

You've probably heard that rumors that an official Hulu app for the Apple TV is complete and ready to go, yet Apple is holding it back from being released. Apple is worried about Hulu+ eating into its iTunes sales, so the app has been placed on hold indefinitely.

For Hulu fans, that's quite disappointing, especially considering the service is available on pretty much every other platform known to man, including the iPad, and iPhone.

But there is a way to get Hulu running on the Apple TV right now. This guide will show you how to take advantage of the Seas0nPass jailbreak so that you can watch Hulu Plus on your Apple TV.

How to Jailbreak Apple TV 4.4.4 Untethered With Seas0nPass

Now that pod2g's untether exploit has been made public, the benefits are now being felt in our living rooms. That's because the team at FireCore has updated their Seas0nPass Apple TV jailbreak tool to take advantage of the untether exploit.

Now you can enjoy all of the benefits of Apple's latest Apple TV update — which includes AirPlay mirroring — coupled with an untethered jailbreak that allows you to do all sorts of interesting things.

Check inside for the full tutorial...

Seas0nPass Untethered Jailbreak for Apple TV 4.4.4 Released

Hot on the heels of the untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1, the FireCore team was quick at updating their Seas0nPass jailbreak for the Apple TV 2G on iOS 4.4.4.

Taking advantage of pod2g's work that's also been used in RedSn0w, Corona, and PwnageTool, FireCore released the latest version of Seas0nPass that finally brings an untethered jailbreak to the latest Apple TV OS...

Untethered Jailbreak for Apple TV 4.4.3 Coming Soon

If you own an Apple TV and you're currently waiting for an untethered jailbreak for it, rejoice because things are looking up for you.

Following the release of the untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1, Firecore, the team behind the Seas0nPass jailbreak for Apple TV just said that they will soon release an update to their jailbreaking tool...

aTV Flash Black Officially Released for Apple TV 2

aTV Flash Black, the software solution that adds a multitude of new features to a jailbroken Apple TV 2, finally released yesterday after many moons in beta testing.

The 1.0 release is pretty much the same as the version we showed you not too long ago, though there are a few changes that have been added since then.

If you have an Apple TV 2, aTV Flash Black is the surest way to get the most bang for your buck out of Apple's self proclaimed "hobby" device...

Seas0nPass Updated to Jailbreak Apple TV on iOS 4.4.2

The Seas0nPass jailbreak tool has been updated with support for the Apple TV on iOS 4.4.2. Apple pushed out the minor 4.2.2 update for the Apple TV 2G a few days ago.

Seas0nPass supports a tethered jailbreak for iOS 4.4.2, meaning that you will have to re-jailbreak every time your Apple TV reboots. More details after the break...

How to Watch Live ESPN3, Amazon VOD, And More With a Jailbroken Apple TV 2

Yep, that's a picture of a live football match running on my Apple TV 2. Interested in the ability to watch live sports, stream movies from Amazon VOD and Hulu? Then you've come to the right place.

In our third and final tutorial in our Apple TV jailbreak series, we show you how to cut the cable cord completely, and gain access to all sorts of streaming goodies, courtesy of that tiny black miracle box.

If you've already taken the steps to jailbreak your Apple TV with Seas0nPass, and install aTV Flash (black), then check inside for the final piece of the puzzle — installing XBMC and streaming content from a PlayOn instance running from your Mac or PC...