Apple releases Apple TV 5.0.1 update, adds HD previews, other fixes

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Date: Friday, May 11th, 2012, 06:56
Category: Apple TV, News, Software

It may not be the biggest update in the world, but it makes a difference.

Per AppleInsider, Apple on Thursday released Software Update Version 5.0.1 for second and third generation Apple TVs, bringing various stability improvements and bug fixes to the set-top media streamers.

The update includes the following fixes and changes:

– Fixing an issue that caused some iOS app to have trouble connecting via AirPlay.

– Improving the reliability of Home Sharing connections; addressing an unspecified issue with Neflix login and navigation.

– Fixes for issues affecting stability and performance.

The software is meant for second and third generation Apple TVs only and can be downloaded on the unit by navigating to Settings > General > Update Software.

If you’ve tried the update and have any feedback, please let us know about your experience in the comments.

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One Response to “Apple releases Apple TV 5.0.1 update, adds HD previews, other fixes”

  1. One thing they did NOT fix in the update was the too-tiny blue ring around the selected channel app.  It was easy to use the previous menu interface from adistance, but when they replaced the menus with icons at the last update (not the present update), it is very difficult to see which icon is selected.  It should be easy to make the blue ring thicker and more visible.  But with the current, latest update, the icon interface still sucks.