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Apple TV firmware update 5.0.1

Apple pushed a new Apple TV update (5.0.1) today. Primarily a bug fix, the update addresses the following issues:

  • iTunes previews - Previews for movies and TV shows from the iTunes Store can now be viewed in HD.
  • AirPlay - Fixes an issue that caused some iOS apps to have trouble connecting via AirPlay.
  • Home Sharing - Improves the reliability of Home Sharing connections.
  • Netflix - Addresses an issue affecting Netflix login and navigation.
  • Stability and performance - Includes fixes for issues affecting stability and performance.

You can update your Apple TV by selecting Settings > General > Update Software on your unit.

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