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Continuing its week of updates, Apple on Thursday released a new Apple TV software update, bringing the set-top streamer's firmware up to version 6.0.1.

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Apple's latest Apple TV version 6.0.1, dubbed build 11B511d, comes one day after the company rolled out a dedicated channel for iMovie Theater, the new video sharing feature that debuted with iMovie for iOS and Mac on Tuesday.

As the update has yet to hit Apple's Support Downloads webpage, it is unknown what changes were made to the software. A quick look reveals no major user interface or content additions, suggesting version 6.0.1 is a point update that deals with backend fixes and performance improvements.

In September, a major release added support for iTunes Radio and AirPlay over iCloud.

Apple TV version 6.0.1 is available now as an over-the-air download for second- and third-generation devices.
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Why not just forcibly update our devices without us knowing? Save us the “trouble”? :grumble:

 

*sigh* I’ll stop for now.

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Why not just forcibly update our devices without us knowing? Save us the “trouble”? :grumble:

 

*sigh* I’ll stop for now.

There's a setting on Apple TV that allows for automatic updates.  Trouble saved.

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Why not just forcibly update our devices without us knowing? Save us the “trouble”? irked.gif

*sigh* I’ll stop for now.

You can turn on auto update, ya know. Do that, and the only way you'll be aware up them is by any changes you notice on screen, or articles like this.
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The auto update feature is pretty nice, especially for parents and friends whom I do occasional IT duty for. I don't have to have a home visit just to know they have the latest Apple TV update.
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Last night - I put 3 movies together of the kids summers events, took around 6 minutes on iPhone 5. Added to the Theater. Popped on the Apple TV in the kids bedroom that evening - seamless. Ok you could mirrror, Vimeo, etc - but this was smoothe, a very nice subtle feature that will snowball.

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iTunes Extras...the wait goes on.

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iTunes Extras...the wait goes on.

what does that even mean?
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iTunes Extras...the wait goes on.

 

I agree. I miss it as well. Even started extracting the "extras" videos and created a "TV Show" out of them, so I could view that stuff from my Apple TV.

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post #10 of 24

I hope this fixes all of the airplay and home sharing issues I've been having lately.

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Why not just forcibly update our devices without us knowing? Save us the “trouble”? irked.gif

*sigh* I’ll stop for now.

That was a joke right?
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post #12 of 24
That reminds me I'll have to get round to removing all that American sport crap from my atv.
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You can turn on auto update, ya know. Do that, and the only way you'll be aware up them is by any changes you notice on screen, or articles like this.
...or if your AppleTV is suddenly bricked, like the last update. 1eek.gif1wink.gif
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...or if your AppleTV is suddenly bricked, like the last update. 1eek.gif1wink.gif
Don't joke, that happened to me. They switched it out for a new one, but it was still a pain.
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Can we please get NBATV in Toronto. I have been waiting for years now, what is the hold up?
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Why not just forcibly update our devices without us knowing? Save us the “trouble”? :grumble:

 

*sigh* I’ll stop for now.

Yeah, sure.

 

So you can wake up one day and puzzle over why your @TV is bricked....?

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I updated mine early this afternoon & it seems to be running slow. Is there anything I can do?
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I agree. I miss it as well. Even started extracting the "extras" videos and created a "TV Show" out of them, so I could view that stuff from my Apple TV.

 

Wait, how do you do this? Can I use this method to watch Star Trek w/commentary on my iPad too?

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Why not just forcibly update our devices without us knowing? Save us the “trouble”? irked.gif

*sigh* I’ll stop for now.

The last update added that option in settings. You have to turn it on. It's not defaulted on.
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We any closer to knowing what the latest update has achieved?
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Originally Posted by bandcamp View Post
There's a setting on Apple TV that allows for automatic updates.  Trouble saved.
Originally Posted by Cash907 View Post
You can turn on auto update, ya know.
Originally Posted by PeterAlt View Post
The last update added that option in settings. You have to turn it on. It's not defaulted on.
 

Okay, you don’t seem to understand what I’m saying. I DON’T want this, yet Apple does it with every other update to the Apple TV.

 

Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post
Yeah, sure.

 

So you can wake up one day and puzzle over why your @TV is bricked....?

 

Or why your favorite Channel has just been taken away from you with no explanation, yep.

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Okay, you don’t seem to understand what I’m saying. I DON’T want this, yet Apple does it with every other update to the Apple TV.

 

I misunderstood, too. I got the impression that you want your ATV to automatically update without any intervention  from you.

 

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Or why your favorite Channel has just been taken away from you with no explanation, yep.

 

I'm pretty sure Apple can already add and remove channels at will without your consent, and can do so without a software revision. I know for sure they can add them, since new crap keeps appearing on mine -- Vevo, iMove Theatre, iTunes Festival being a few examples.

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Originally Posted by v5v View Post

I'm pretty sure Apple can already add and remove channels at will without your consent, and can do so without a software revision. I know for sure they can add them, since new crap keeps appearing on mine -- Vevo, iMove Theatre, iTunes Festival being a few examples.

 

Exactly. I HATE this.

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post #24 of 24

Anybody else reckon there will be another Apple event before the years out? Seems they need to update Apple TV to match iOS 7, also iPhoto for the mac is still version 9.5, when the rest of iLife are version 10. I suspect version 10 will add full support for iCloud enabling you to back up your liberty completely!! Probably wishful thinking however!

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