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Tonight when I got home my Apple TV was offering me an update to version 4.2. This update adds MLB.TV, Dolby Digital 5.1 to Netfix playback, new slideshows, improved on-screen keyboard, AirPlay Photo slideshows and the main feature for me AirPlay for apps and websites.

Airplay for apps and websites means you can stream video from websites to the Apple TV or 3rd party apps to the TV. So you can browse the web on an iPad and when you come across a video you can send it to the Apple TV (as long as it’s not Flash), or an iPad app could send video to the Apple TV. I  can see this being great for apps like the BBC iPlayer, it could finally mean I get some use out of my Apple TV

Here are the details from Apple:

Apple TV Software Update 4.2 features

AirPlay for apps and websites Wirelessly stream video from iOS apps and websites that are enabled for AirPlay, on an iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch running iOS 4.3.
MLB.TV Watch live and on-demand Major League Baseball games in HD with an MLB.TV subscription. Pause, rewind, fast-forward, and switch between the home and away broadcast. Even non-subscribers can access real-time MLB scores and in-game stats, plus see the full-season schedule, standings, and stats. (Live games are subject to blackouts. See for details.)
NBA Game Time Watch live and on-demand games with an NBA League Pass Broadband subscription. Pause, rewind, and fast-forward both live and on-demand games. And non-subscribers can access real-time NBA scores and in-game stats, plus see the full-season schedule, standings, stats, and video highlights. (Live and archived games are subject to blackouts. See for details.)
Netflix Dolby Digital 5.1 Enjoy Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound when watching Netflix movies and TV shows on Apple TV. (Not available with all titles.)
New slideshow themes View photos with the new Scrapbook, Photo Mobile, and Holiday Mobile slideshow themes or use as the Apple TV screensaver.
Improved on-screen keyboard Search and enter names and passwords more easily with the redesigned on-screen keyboard.
AirPlay photo slideshow themes All Apple TV photo slideshow themes are now available when using AirPlay to wirelessly send a photo slideshow from an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to Apple TV.
HDMI color mode Apple TV Software Update 4.2 includes a setting for changing the color mode output over HDMI.
Connectivity and performance fixes Apple TV Software Update 4.2 includes performance and connectivity fixes for Apple TV.



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