Apple releases Apple TV 3.0.2

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in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited January 2014
Apple has released a minor update to Apple TV that brings its firmware to version 3.0.2.



The update appears to be related to the release of Aperture 3.0, which made changes to how that software shares images over the local network, in addition to adding support for iPhoto's Places and Faces features.



Users have also reported that since applying the update their Apple TV has stopped experiencing problems related to switching its HDMI output cable. The update also appears to make minor tweaks in the user interface to enhance the readability of text.



The new software can be downloaded and installed from the Update Software option within the Settings/General menu on Apple TV.
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  • Reply 1 of 22
    HOw could have users reported it stopped interference after applying the update that fast?

    I need to read more about this at iLounge. This brief article is not well written.
  • Reply 2 of 22
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by TEKSTUD View Post


    HOw could have users reported it stopped interference after applying the update that fast?

    I need to read more about this at iLounge. This brief article is not well written.



    Uh, because they turned on the TV after the update and there was no interference.
  • Reply 3 of 22
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleOutsider22 View Post


    Uh, because they turned on the TV after the update and there was no interference.



    YOu mean testers. It was just released.

    Who were they reporting to?
  • Reply 4 of 22
    crowleycrowley Posts: 6,018member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by TEKSTUD View Post


    YOu mean testers. It was just released.

    Who were they reporting to?



    http://discussions.apple.com/thread....32024&tstart=0



    Two reports right there.
  • Reply 5 of 22
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Crowley View Post


    http://discussions.apple.com/thread....32024&tstart=0



    Two reports right there.



    Right- 2 posters. And the issue in Aperture is not mentioned at all?



    Thanks for the link though.
  • Reply 6 of 22
    crowleycrowley Posts: 6,018member
    I don't believe there was any significant "issue" with Aperture, Apple TV simply didn't support some of the new features of Aperture like the Places/Faces.



    This topic:

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread....31900&tstart=0

    seems to suggest that sharing an Aperture 3 library to Apple TV worked perfectly well before the update.



    The update only just released, and Aperture 3 is also hot off of the production line, I epxect it'll take a bit longer for reports on the features to appear. AI made no claims about widespread reporting of improvement to Aperture sharing. Calm your cynical muscle.
  • Reply 7 of 22
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Crowley View Post


    AI made no claims about widespread reporting of improvement to Aperture sharing. Calm your cynical muscle.



    You talking to me?

    Seriously AI says it's "related to...."

    So what does that mean then?
  • Reply 8 of 22
    crowleycrowley Posts: 6,018member
    Probably just that Aperture 3 was relased just a few days ago, so an Apple TV update is most likely meant to address syncing/sharing/new features for that.



    There don't need to be any reports for that assumption, but it is still an assumption, hence "appears to be related to"



    I'll agree that it's not the most informative or well referenced article, but it may have been an early release with incomplete information that will be fleshed out later.



    There's no need to jump down AI's throats about it, they didn't mislead you.
  • Reply 9 of 22
    msanttimsantti Posts: 1,377member
    Not much of an update.



    But, it is just a hobby. \
  • Reply 10 of 22
    There were delayed responses introduced in 3.0.x when using the iPhone Remote application to control the AppleTV. I believe this has been fixed in 3.0.2. The device is more responsive now the way it used to be.



    This update is well worth it.
  • Reply 11 of 22
    ltmpltmp Posts: 204member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleSauce007 View Post


    There were delayed responses introduced in 3.0.x when using the iPhone Remote application to control the AppleTV. I believe this has been fixed in 3.0.2. The device is more responsive now the way it used to be.



    This update is well worth it.



    I've noticed this improvement as well.
  • Reply 12 of 22
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleSauce007 View Post


    There were delayed responses introduced in 3.0.x when using the iPhone Remote application to control the AppleTV. I believe this has been fixed in 3.0.2. The device is more responsive now the way it used to be.



    This update is well worth it.



    Great because I stopped using it - I had thought something was wrong with the hard drive (perhaps it had begun to die from overheating).

    I really wish the iPhone remote had a way to shut the ATV down (standby) without having to turn on the monitor itself. Wouldn't that make sense?
  • Reply 13 of 22
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by msantti View Post


    Not much of an update.



    But, it is just a hobby. \



    That's funny, because my ATV has become a hobby too. I signed up for Netflix trial this week and have been using it to stream movies in HD (Xbox 360). The chance of me using iTunes anymore to rent movies is pretty much zero at this point. Here's hoping Apple decides to do something more with this device.
  • Reply 14 of 22
    What is this Apple TV they speak of?
  • Reply 15 of 22
    I hope the update fixes the CRITICAL problem of the AppleTV loosing sync with the iTunes Library on your Mac/PC.



    AppleTV will randomly, but in time surely, stop streaming all content. You will no longer see movie artwork, but it will still list all the movies in your library. It may give errors such as "cannot play this format", even though you played it before just fine and it is in .mp4 format.



    The only solution is to quit the iTunes application and yank the cord out of the AppleTV to restart.



    If this update fixes the problem I'll buy a new 40GB 1st gen AppleTV for $100 on eBay. After 2 years of frustration, a few weeks ago I finally picked up my AppleTV and repeatedly slammed it down onto my entertainment center to kill it. It no longer boots.
  • Reply 16 of 22
    docno42docno42 Posts: 3,326member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by IHateRegistering View Post


    If this update fixes the problem I'll buy a new 40GB 1st gen AppleTV for $100 on eBay. After 2 years of frustration, a few weeks ago I finally picked up my AppleTV and repeatedly slammed it down onto my entertainment center to kill it. It no longer boots.







    I don't know if I would bother - with your anger management issues it will just cost you another $100 someday. Besides you probably only need to replace the hard drive - any laptop hard drive laying around should work. I'm sure with some googling you could find an image of the AppleTV hard drive somewhere, or clone a friends...



    I did notice mine is more responsive, but still lags more than I would like. I sill like mine, but I am disappointed Apple hasn't done much more with it.
  • Reply 17 of 22
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DocNo42 View Post






    I don't know if I would bother - with your anger management issues it will just cost you another $100 someday. Besides you probably only need to replace the hard drive - any laptop hard drive laying around should work. I'm sure with some googling you could find an image of the AppleTV hard drive somewhere, or clone a friends...



    I did notice mine is more responsive, but still lags more than I would like. I sill like mine, but I am disappointed Apple hasn't done much more with it.



    $100 was worth it to me to take out the frustration of looking like a jackass for even buying an AppleTV only to have it not work right when I have people over, or just by myself, or with my girlfriend. I've had to do the QUIT ITUNES/UNPLUG trick at least a hundred times. Not to mention the THOUSANDS of hours I've spent ripping and converting DVDs to MP4 only to have NetFlix render them basically worthless for $10/month.



    $100 is a small price to pay to extract some revenge on non-working and inadequate tech.
  • Reply 18 of 22
    gordygordy Posts: 978member
    Speak for yourself. My AppleTV works great...well worth the investment made years ago.
  • Reply 19 of 22
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by gordy View Post


    Speak for yourself. My AppleTV works great...well worth the investment made years ago.



    Ditto.



    I am not the only one with this problem. It is widely discussed on the Apple Support forums. It has been a problem since I first bought the system 2 years ago. It does it weather I sync with my Mac, PC, in 3 different apartments, and with different routers (including a Time Capsule).



    Apple is silent on the issue. The most people have been able to guess is it is a Bonjour problem.
  • Reply 20 of 22
    gordygordy Posts: 978member
    I'm not sure of what to tell you, but, I've never had that problem. All I've noticed was a slow response to remote clicks. My only issues were feature related, and, other than codec support, I have no remaining issues with my AppleTV. I think it's great, and hardly a waste of my money. I use it during parties as well, and have never had a problem.
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