Xbmc updating atv2

You may not know this, but XBMC stands for ‘Xbox Media Centre’.Yes, it’s true – Xbox as in the game console by Microsoft.

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I bought my ATV2 with XBMC pre loaded but I want to update to the latest version (primarily to see if it sures the HDMI handshake problem with my Yamaha receiver).

However, I am struggling to find out how to do this! Your ATV2 will get extremely hot, implode and never function correctly ever again...

From a developer’s point of view the Apple TV2 is a major challenge because Apple never released any Software Development Kit for it.

The fact that XBMC/Kodi has ever been able to run on it is a testament to the countless hours of hacking by Scott Davilla and Edgar Huceke.

So here it is, v2 of XBMC for your Apple TV2/i Devices.

Update: A last-minute build-bug caused the SMB Live Essentials fix to be left out.

Originally XBMC was created for modded Xboxes enabling them to become media centers, however it’s now evolved into a cross-platform compatible media centre which is capable of running directly on top of almost anything – from Windows and Mac computers to the Raspberry Pi.

The newest XBMC versions include support to functions as Air Play receivers for both audio from i Tunes and streaming video: using XBMC doesn’t mean you’ll lose those i OS designed features, however unlike Apple TV’s default software, it’s capable of flawlessly playing mkv files directly on the desktop or ATV, without any problems.

Its still unknown whether this is a hardware or software restriction. Apple TV2: Connect via SSH in and run “apt-get update && apt-get install xbmc-atv2′” i OS: Upgrade through Cydia.

The XBMC developers are hard at work on non-apple related features as well, expect a post in the next day or two outline what else we’ve been doing.

Just to confirm, in the ATV2 home screen, is there no "Nito TV" option? Here's a simple tutorial that I literally just used on a friends ATV2 and had Nito TV installed in 15 minutes.

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