11 Mar 2011
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Apple TV updated to 4.2

Apple has updated its Apple TV device (second generation) to version 4.2. 

The list of new features includes the ability to wirelessly stream video from iOS 4.3 devices via AirPlay. 

There are also some other US-centric features such as being able to watch live and on-demand Major League Baseball and NBA. 

We’re not sure if these new features apply to New Zealand so shout out in the comment if you see them go live with the update. Does anyone even watch MLB here? 

Here's the full update: 

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.


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 www.mlb.com/appletv 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 www.nba.com/appletv 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 colour mode

Apple TV Software Update 4.2 includes a setting for changing the colour mode output over HDMI.

Connectivity and performance fixes were also made. 

Full Apple TV Software Update 4 notes here.

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