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Gaming headed to Apple TV with iOS 4.3?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 11 Feb 2011 13:31 User comments (6)

Gaming headed to Apple TV with iOS 4.3? Multiple sources are reporting today that Apple's upcoming iOS 4.3 might bring gaming to the Apple TV, expanding the practically useless "Game Center" introduced with iOS 4.
In the 4.3 code, there are references to "ATVThunder" and "ATVGames," each of which point to scheduling of games, leaderboards sortable by date, the streaming of live/archived games, and a new storefront (likely similar to iTunes).

Because the Apple TV only has 8GB of internal memory, streaming seems the only way to play games via the set-top.

Furthermore, there are references to streaming like "Sedona" and "Flagstaff." Sedona is Apple's video rental mechanism, explains TUAW, who speculates the rentals will turn to streaming, for movies/TV/games.

Finally, the code references FEATURE_REMOTE_SCREENSAVER, which could speculatively lead to interactive screensavers.

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6 user comments

111.2.2011 13:50

IMO kind of a neat idea if you could just play any iPhone game on this. But in the meantime I'll keep using my iPhone's component adapter.

211.2.2011 21:43

What about untethered jailbreaking? That is the only new feature I need before I buy one.



312.2.2011 13:10

Originally posted by KillerBug:
What about untethered jailbreaking? That is the only new feature I need before I buy one.
Don't bet on that happening, man, unless greenpOison comes up with something for the Apple TV. Don't see it happening any time soon, move along, move along!

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412.2.2011 17:24

I have an Apple TV. I use it as a Netflix streaming device.

What else can it do? (I'm being serious)


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513.2.2011 2:21

Well...your wishes are here so far for iOS 4.2.1 at:
http://appldnld.apple.com/AppleTV/061-9978.20101214.gmabr/AppleTV2,1_4.2.1_8C154_Restore.ipsw

Untethered-Jailbreaking The Apple TV Using Greenpoison RC6
Download Link:

http://www.iwebsnacks.com/2011/02/untethered-jailbreak-apple-tv-2g-4-2-1-using-greenpois0n-rc6

How...Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHMaz-qGqIk&feature=player_embedded

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613.2.2011 15:31

Originally posted by Mrguss:
Well...your wishes are here so far for iOS 4.2.1 at:
http://appldnld.apple.com/AppleTV/061-9978.20101214.gmabr/AppleTV2,1_4.2.1_8C154_Restore.ipsw

Untethered-Jailbreaking The Apple TV Using Greenpoison RC6
Download Link:

http://www.iwebsnacks.com/2011/02/untethered-jailbreak-apple-tv-2g-4-2-1-using-greenpois0n-rc6

How...Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHMaz-qGqIk&feature=player_embedded

Is the newest AppleTv firmware iOS 4.2.1? I'm thinking of ordering one at Amazon right now and get XBMC running.
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