Apple TV Update 4.2: New Features include iOS 4.3 AirPlay Support

Earlier today we revealed that Apple had started rolling out iOS 4.3 to iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, we can also confirm that Apple has also rolled out a new update for Apple TV, this brings Apple TV to software version 4.2.

To update your Apple TV you need to one of the latest-generation Apple TVs, simply turn on Apple TV and then use your Apple Remote to navigate to “Settings” and then “General”, here you will see an option to “Update Software”, Apple TV will then download and install any new updates it finds.

Once installed you will have access to lots of new features, it will allow you to use Airplay to stream video from apps and Safari to your Apple devices which are running iOS 4.3 (iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad). Also you get new slideshow themes, an improved on-screen keyboard and Dolby Digital 5.1 sound when watching Netflix TV shows and movies.

There is also some great news for MLB.TV and NBA League Pass subscribers, MLB.TV users will be able to access stats, scores and standings along with being able to watch on-demand and live MLB games all from their Apple TVs, NBA League Pass Broadband subscribers will be able to see scores along with getting archived and live games.

Apart from the exciting new features there are also a lot of boring security fixes which have been applied, you can find out more about the Apple TV 4.2 update on AppleInsider.

Have you tried streaming video from your Apple TV running software version 4.2 to your Apple device running iOS 4.3? If so, does it stream smoothly?

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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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