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Learn what is included in Apple TV software updates for Apple TV (1st generation) only.

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Refer the table below for Apple TV Software Update 3.0.2 features (for Apple TV 1st generation only):

Connectivity, performance, and media-related fixes Apple TV Software update 3.0.2 includes fixes for Genius playlists, MobileMe gallery photos, iTunes U content, Internet Radio, and other media-related features. The update also includes performance and connectivity fixes for Apple TV.

 

Refer the table below for Apple TV Software Update 3.0.1 features (for Apple TV 1st generation only):

Temporary disappearing of content Update to prevent content from temporarily disappearing from Apple TV until re-synced

 

Refer the table below for Apple TV Software Update 3.0 features (for Apple TV 1st generation only):

Redesigned user interface Navigating your favorite content is even simpler and faster.
iTunes Extras Stunning full screen additional content for select movies, including deleted scenes, interviews, and interactive galleries.
iTunes LP Stunning full screen additional content for select music albums, including live performance videos, lyrics, artwork, liner notes, interviews, photos, and more.
Genius Mixes Enjoy endless mixes of songs from your iTunes library that go great together.
Internet Radio Browse thousands of stations and enjoy them directly on your TV. Tag favorite stations for later listening.
Local Music Search Search your local music library with a few clicks of the remote.
iPhoto Events and Faces Simplify finding your favorite photos from iPhoto.
YouTube in HD Enjoy hundreds of thousands of YouTube videos in stunning HD.

 

Refer the table below for Apple TV Software Update 2.4 features (for Apple TV 1st generation only):

Remote app directional control Control your Apple TV with simple finger gestures via the Remote app. This feature requires Remote 1.3 running on an iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 3.0.
Flickr Search Search Flickr photo tags to find recently updated photos of interest. Save searches to quickly find new photos or use as a screen saver for Apple TV.
New view options View movies By Genre, By Movie, or Unwatched. View TV Shows and Podcasts By Date, By Show, or Unwatched.
Updated transport and chapter modes During video playback, click right or left to fast forward or rewind. Additional clicks increase the speed. Click down to show chapter markers.

 

Refer the table below for Apple TV Software Update 2.3.1 features (for Apple TV 1st generation only):

Network Test Network Test sends information about your Internet connection to Apple in order to help improve download performance.

 

Refer the table below for Apple TV Software Update 2.3 features (for Apple TV 1st generation only):

AirTunes Streaming from Apple TV Music can be streamed via AirTunes to Airport Express speakers or other Apple TVs in your house.
Third-party Remote Controls Apple TV can now learn other remote controls and use them in addition to the Apple Remote.
Playlists Playlists in iTunes that contain Movies, TV Shows, Podcasts, and Music Videos can now be seen on Apple TV.
Music Volume Control Support for volume control in Music.

 

Refer the table below for Apple TV Software Update 2.2 features (for Apple TV 1st generation only):

HD TV shows Purchase the leading HD TV shows directly from the iTunes Store. (US only)
Movie browsing by actor and director Browse movies on the iTunes store by actor and director. Select “More” on the movie page and browse the actor and director list on the left to see other movies for that individual.
Chapter selection, alternate audio and subtitles While playing a movie, press and hold Play/Pause to access chapter selection, alternate audio and subtitle display. The display shows the options available for the current movie.
Movie description Press Up when playing a movie to display a description of that movie.
Genius playlists To create a Genius playlist based on the currently playing song, press and hold Play/Pause to bring up the contextual menu and select Start Genius. Note: The Genius feature must first be enabled in iTunes 8.0.1 and synced with Apple TV.
On-The-Go playlists To add the currently playing song to the On-The-Go playlist, press and hold Play/Pause to bring up the contextual menu and select Add To On-The-Go.
Music videos in playlists Make playlists in iTunes combining your favorite music videos and songs. Play them back on Apple TV and let them play continuously.
Apple TV standby mode From the main menu, press Play/Pause for about three seconds (or go to Settings > Standby).
Security fixes Details are available in this article.

 

Refer the table below for Apple TV Software Update 2.1 features (for Apple TV 1st generation only):

Movie Wish List Select More on the movie detail page then select Add to Wish List to mark a movie for rental or purchase at a later date.
Support for Remote application Control your Apple TV playback via Remote, the free application for iPhone and iPod touch.
AirTunes receiver Stream AirTunes to Apple TV from iTunes, including synchronized whole-house audio.
Photo browser Browse your photos or photos from Flickr and MobileMe in a grid or in a full screen view.
MobileMe protected albums Access MobileMe protected albums via Apple TV.
Podcasts browsable by video and audio Podcasts on the iTunes Store are now browsable by video or audio allowing for quicker access to tens of thousands of podcasts.
Security fixes Details are available in this article.

 

Refer the list below for Apple TV Software Update 2.0 features (for Apple TV 1st generation only):

  • In the US, rent movies from the iTunes Store in Standard Definition and stunning High Definition with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound directly from Apple TV.
  • Buy TV Shows, music and music videos on Apple TV. These automatically sync back to your computer.
  • Browse and enjoy the iTunes Store podcast directory of over one hundred thousand video and audio podcasts.
  • View photos from .Mac and Flickr galleries.
  • Play your iTunes content on the audio system connected to your Apple TV via AirTunes.

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