FireCore just announced the release of aTV Flash 1.7 for Apple TV. This new updates brings a handful of new features including trakt.tv integration which will track the movies / shows you watch and make recommendations for others you may like…
According to FireCore’s website:
With our trakt.tv integration on the Apple TV, watched movies and TV shows are automatically ‘scrobbled’ back to your trakt.tv profile. You will also have the option to submit ratings for each video right from the Apple TV menu. Support for 2-way sync is also in the works, and will be available in a future version.
To learn more about trakt.tv, or to signup for a free account, please visit http://trakt.tv/.
The new integration is definitely going to bring a better viewing experience to your jailbroken Apple TV 2. And don’t worry, trakt.tv is totally free to use as they said above.
As for the Apple TV 3 jailbreak:
Unfortunately the jailbreak for the 3rd gen Apple TV has proven to be a bit elusive up to this point. Work is still ongoing, and we’ll be sure to announce any developments as they become available.
So… no good news in that department. I think the Apple TV 3 has become the hardest iOS device to jailbreak thus far, and no signs point to anything happening anytime soon.
Here’s your changelog:
- Added trakt.tv integration (scrobbling and ratings)
- Added localized movie poster art
- Added localized movie ratings
- Added AirControl (beta) – an open control API for Apple TV
- Added support for embedded DVB subtitles
- Added advanced read-ahead buffering for SMB and NFS shares
- Added Simplified Chinese translation
- Added ‘Update All’ option
- Added support for secure web logins
- Improved metadata fetching speed
- Improved video rotation detection for MOV files
- Improved support for YUVJ420 & YUVJ422 formats (used by digital cameras)
- Improved top-level menu layouts
- Resolved crash when accessing ISO files on certain shares
- Resolved potential streaming issues when using an unstable network
- Resolved AFP related memory management issues
- Other minor improvements & fixes
You can update aTV Flash on your Apple TV through Maintenance > Manage Extras. Or alternatively your can purcahse/download it here.