Firecore have released aTV Flash 1.4 for the 2nd gen Apple TV, the new version has lots of new features including center audio boost, new languages, new zoom options and lots of other enhancements and fixes. You can get the update from the Maintenance –> Manage Extras menu.  Of course there is a new Apple TV which supports 1080p output and Firecore have said they have working on the getting aTVFlash working on the 3rd gen Apple TV. More details on their blog

What about the new 5.0 software? Can I update my AppleTV?

aTV Flash (black) is currently only compatible with AppleTV versions 4.2 – 4.4.4, and if you update you lose will your jailbreak and FireCore added features. However, if you have saved firmware signatures you can easily downgrade the AppleTV software at any time, so feel free to update to 5.0 and check it out.

Will aTV Flash (black) be compatible?

The short answer is: Yes! There will undoubtedly be a few obstacles to overcome in order to get everything up to speed, but based on our past experiences and progress thus far we’re confident we can put the pieces in place to make it happen.

Once an updated version is ready we’ll be rolling these changes into an aTV Flash (black) update, which will result in a universal application that is compatible with both the ATV2 and ATV3. The best part is users of aTV Flash (black) will be able to install it on either model without having to pay any extra fees.

Full Changelog

  • NEW: Center channel audio boost (+6dB and +12dB) for 5.0 and 5.1 audio tracks
  • NEW: Finnish, German, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, and Swedish translations
  • NEW: ‘4:3 Crop’ and ‘4:3 Stretch’ zoom options
  • NEW: Support for M3U and PLS playlists
  • NEW: EyeTV folder detection
  • NEW: TrueHD audio (downmixed)
  • NEW: 24-bit and 32-bit audio (downmixed)
  • NEW: Enhanced downmixing for 5.1 AC3 audio (Dolby Pro Logic II)
  • NEW: Support for embedded MP3 covers
  • NEW: Automatic EXIF-based image rotation
  • NEW: MP4s embedded subtitles
  • NEW: Clock added to main menu
  • IMPROVED: Poster art quality in list and grid view
  • IMPROVED: Buffering logic for DVD files
  • IMPROVED: Cover art fetching from
  • IMPROVED: DVD menu highlighting
  • IMPROVED: Photo viewer & slideshow
  • IMPROVED: Adjusted slideshow to match native Flickr style
  • IMPROVED: Danish, Dutch, French, Greek, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, and Spanish translations
  • IMPROVED: Minor UI improvements
  • FIXED: Downmixing issues for specific audio tracks
  • FIXED: Playback issues for single ISO files in a folder
  • FXIED: Increased AFP login timeout to 30 sec
  • FIXED: Metadata issues for files that contain ‘/’ in folder or file name
  • FIXED: Operation of the photo slideshow on iOS 4.x
  • FXIED: Issue with favorites removal when share password is changed
  • FIXED: Incorrect navigation in grid view on iOS 4.*
  • FIXED: Issue with DVD marked as watched after viewing menu
  • FIXED: Rare issue with incorrect pre-playback screen layout
  • FIXED: Rare crash in libdvdnav when playing DVD files
  • FIXED: Rare DVD playback error
  • FIXED: Rare ‘Bad URL’ error
  • FIXED: Other miscellaneous bug fixes

Beautiful! Where can I get it?

If you’re already running a version of aTV Flash (black) the new 1.4 version can be installed through the Maintenance –> Manage Extras menu. Links for the new version can also be found in your account under the Downloads tab.

If you’re not yet using aTV Flash (black) you can learn about all the great benefits here.

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