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    What's the advantage....

    What's the advantage of jailbreaking the ATV?

    I have the ATV 2 running 4.2.2 just in case.
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    Being able to install non-apple approved apps, and thus expanding what you can do with the Apple TV.

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    I know what jailbreaking with do on my iPhone and iPad but what kind of software can you load on the Apple TV? I just have no clue about the ATV, sorry.
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    This is good to know ~ since I am getting an ATV.

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    Apparently you can install XBMX which is a badass program. Not sure how it works on a device with no memory though. Thats what i run on my HTPC with 4tb memory almost full. Maybe link it to a server or something i don't know.

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    Well, I think the best reason to jailbreak the ATV is Plex. Plex is a complete media management system that goes well beyond the capabilities of the ATV menu system, though I have got handbrake and iFunia to make the Apple TV as a home media centre for my family. With Plex you can also add over a hundred video and image plug-ins to access a whole host of other media and image sources such as CNET, Hula, CNN, MLB.com, YouTube, etc.
    Foe more Apple TV tips, turn to this wiki:
    AppleTV 2 - AwkwardTV


    Guide to jailbreaking ATV2:
    Beginners Guide AppleTV2 - AwkwardTV

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ailsa11 View Post
    Well, I think the best reason to jailbreak the ATV is Plex. Plex is a complete media management system that goes well beyond the capabilities of the ATV menu system, though I have got handbrake and iFunia to make the Apple TV as a home media centre for my family. With Plex you can also add over a hundred video and image plug-ins to access a whole host of other media and image sources such as CNET, Hula, CNN, MLB.com, YouTube, etc.
    Foe more Apple TV tips, turn to this wiki:
    AppleTV 2 - AwkwardTV


    Guide to jailbreaking ATV2:
    Beginners Guide AppleTV2 - AwkwardTV
    That's good info Ailsa, I'm going to do a lot of reading later on!
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