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Apple releases Apple TV 4.4.4, tweaks iOS 5.0.1 for iPhone 4S

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Apple on Thursday released a new software update for its Apple TV set-top box, and also issued a tweaked version of iOS 5.0.1 for iPhone 4S users.

Details on the two software updates are not known, but users can update their Apple TV directly on the device to software version 4.4.4. The direct download of the software update shows it is a 378MB file.

Also available for download is a new build of iOS 5.0.1, labeled 9A406, for the iPhone 4S. The new build is still identified as iOS 5.0.1, which was released last month in an effort to address bugs related to battery life and Documents in the Cloud.

iPhone 4S owners who are already running iOS 5.0.1 are not prompted to update to the new build 9A406, as iOS software update instructs users they are already running the latest version of iOS. Build 9A406 was silently released by Apple on Thursday, and no details of any changes from the previous build were provided.

Apple is already hard at work on the next software update for its mobile operating system in the form of iOS 5.1. The latest beta issued to developers on Monday added the ability to delete individual Photo Stream pictures.
post #2 of 29
Anyone have specifics on Apple TV update?
post #3 of 29
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Originally Posted by estolinski View Post

Anyone have specifics on Apple TV update?

Only that until I know more, I won't be installing it. I love my Apple TV [though don't ask me about Netflix - I've stopped defending that sad circus!], but given the Apple TV update issues earlier this fall, I'll withhold updating until I know 4.4.4 works!
post #4 of 29
People are quiet here today, you're falling behind. In a thread on MacRumors, someone's discussed that an Apple TV 5.0 seed is already out. And iLounge is reporting that this 4.4.4 merely addresses some minor glitches in displaying some video [without going into details].

C'mon AI, we can't lose ground in the rumor race!
post #5 of 29
I sure hope this AppleTV update fixes the AirPlay streaming problem I've been having since the last update. Everyone I know who has an AppleTV is experiencing it.
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Originally Posted by Object-X View Post

I sure hope this AppleTV update fixes the AirPlay streaming problem I've been having since the last update. Everyone I know who has an AppleTV is experiencing it.

would be nice!
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Originally Posted by Object-X View Post

I sure hope this AppleTV update fixes the AirPlay streaming problem I've been having since the last update. Everyone I know who has an AppleTV is experiencing it.

One thing seems to help me, that is manually turn OFF the mirroring if you are going to airplay your iPhone videos. Its still slow as molasses to "send your 60 second video" but it usually works.
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Originally Posted by Object-X View Post

I sure hope this AppleTV update fixes the AirPlay streaming problem I've been having since the last update. Everyone I know who has an AppleTV is experiencing it.

Not fixed. At least not for me.
post #9 of 29
Works with Hulu Plus now...

Previous purchased TV shows are easier to navigate and re-watch now.
post #10 of 29
Seems to fix the problem I was having of starting AirPlay audio when the Apple TV was asleep. The Apple TV would wake up, but it displayed Unknown for Song, Artist, and Album, and wouldn't play. Looks like it's working after this update.
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Originally Posted by Postulant View Post

Works with Hulu Plus now...

How's that? Or, are you being sarcastic?
post #12 of 29
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Originally Posted by estolinski View Post

How's that? Or, are you being sarcastic?

Up until today I haven't been able to get Hulu and AirPlay to work... Works now though.
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Originally Posted by estolinski View Post

Anyone have specifics on Apple TV update?

Certainly not AI. WTF kind of an article is this?

Why didn't they download the software and check it out for us?
post #14 of 29
I'm wondering what the iOS 5.0.1 update is? Both my iTunes account and my iPhone say there is no more recent version than what I already had installed.
post #15 of 29
ummm... wha? Why is this changed with no new version number? I'm baffled.
post #16 of 29
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Originally Posted by F1Ferrari View Post

I'm wondering what the iOS 5.0.1 update is? Both my iTunes account and my iPhone say there is no more recent version than what I already had installed.

Since the OS number didn't change, I'd bet there was something wrong with the install process itself that needed to be repaired.
post #17 of 29
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Originally Posted by estolinski View Post

Anyone have specifics on Apple TV update?

Currently, there's no info on the Apple Support web site which identifies features included in this update. From other souces, 4.4.4 does not appear to include any additional features (such as in 4.4).
Apparently, there may have been some performance and stability inprovements, and fixing errors associated with video content. (Source: MacRumors)

All in all, appears to be a maintenance update at this point.
post #18 of 29
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Originally Posted by Postulant View Post

Up until today I haven't been able to get Hulu and AirPlay to work... Works now though.

I gotcha now, I originally thought you meant that Hulu+ functionality was added to Apple TV.
post #19 of 29
The iOS 5.0.1 tweak is probably just a fix for the pending untethered jailbreak.
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Originally Posted by ktappe View Post

The iOS 5.0.1 tweak is probably just a fix for the pending untethered jailbreak.

I don"t think so because the JB already works with 5.0.1.
post #21 of 29
From Apple:

Apple TV Software Update 4.4.4

Feature\tSummary
Stability and performance\tApple TV software version 4.4.4 includes general performance and stability improvements, including a fix for an issue that displayed an error when playing some video content.
post #22 of 29
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Originally Posted by libertyforall View Post

From Apple:

Apple TV Software Update 4.4.4

Feature\tSummary
Stability and performance\tApple TV software version 4.4.4 includes general performance and stability improvements, including a fix for an issue that displayed an error when playing some video content.

Was that too hard for AI to find?
post #23 of 29
The update reordered the Netflix menu a bit, maybe I'm imagining things.
post #24 of 29
Think this update is to do with iTunes Match as there now is an option to turn that on from ATV in addition to new headers for TV Shows and Music
post #25 of 29
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Originally Posted by ktappe View Post

The iOS 5.0.1 tweak is probably just a fix for the pending untethered jailbreak.

It's a fix for this: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS4148
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post #26 of 29
I wish we'd get an update to allow for Collapsable Seasons, having every season of a tv show display as a line item, just makes scrolling thru all my stuff a total chore.
post #27 of 29
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Originally Posted by Steve103 View Post

The update reordered the Netflix menu a bit, maybe I'm imagining things.

I assume that was Netflix itself. And a stupid change at that - there are no kids in our household, but now going forward we have to tab down an extra step just 'cause some dumb programmer at Netflix thought it'd be great to have a "just for kids" section? How dumb.
post #28 of 29
Remote app got broke for AppleTV with iOS 5.0.1, now that has been restored with this new update. I re-installed the app today and verified this
Since the app's latest release date in AppStore store is still October, I assume its the Appletv update that did the magic
post #29 of 29
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Originally Posted by rBels View Post

Remote app got broke for AppleTV with iOS 5.0.1, now that has been restored with this new update. I re-installed the app today and verified this
Since the app's latest release date in AppStore store is still October, I assume its the Appletv update that did the magic

remote app works fine here on iPhone 4 and iPod touch after updates...so only verified on your own device
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