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.

XBMC Now Available For the iPhone And Other iOS Devices

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...