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January 21, 2011


XBMC Comes to Apple TV 2, iPad and iPhone

The XBMC team have announced an ARM-based release of their open source media player and entertainment hub for the Aple TV 2, iPad and iPhone. The software, that requires a jailbroken device, allows users to stream and play any audio and video format from local network stores. Your Apple TV also retains its normal functionality, and you can still watch/purchase content off iTunes.

Instructions are available for installing on the Apple TV 2 and the iPhone/iPad. Here are two videos of XBMC running on an Apple TV and an iPad.

XMBC is a great piece of software, and I have it installed on my original Apple TV streaming media from my 2TB ReadyNAS NV+.

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  1. Tor
    Feb 19 2011


    thanks for your informative info about atv2.
    Can you tell me if it is possible ro run atv20 ReadyNAS NV+ without using a screen connected to yor atv?

    I would like to only use ipod as remote, is that possible?


  2. Feb 19 2011

    Hi Tor,

    You will need to plug the Apple TV into an audio system to play the music. That said, the ATV2 uses an HDMI connector, so you’d need a soundsystem that will accept an HDMI connection.

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