Apple TV Update 5.1 Brings Shared Photo Streams, Multiple iTunes Accounts

Apple just released an update for their 2nd and 3rd generation Apple TVs today. Notable updates include the ability to sign into and switch between multiple iTunes accounts as well and the ability to send audio to other AirPlay enabled devices, such as the AirPort Express router as well as other Apple TVs.

To update your Apple TV, navigate to the “Settings” menu, go to “General”, and select “Update Software”.

Full list of updates courtesy of Apple:

Shared Photo Streams Accept invitations for Shared Photo Streams, browse photos and comments, and receive notifications of new content.
AirPlay Send audio content from Apple TV to AirPlay-enabled speakers and devices (including AirPort Express and other Apple TVs). Also includes the ability to require an onscreen code to use AirPlay with your Apple TV.
iTunes account switching Save multiple iTunes accounts and switch quickly between them.
Trailers Search movie trailers. In the United States, see show times for local theaters.
Screen savers New Cascade, Shrinking Tiles, and Sliding Panels screen savers.
Main menu Reorder icons on the second page by holding down the select button on the remote.
Subtitles SDH support for the deaf and hard-of-hearing as well as improvements to viewing and selecting subtitles.
Network configuration Support for setting up advanced network options using configuration profiles. See for more information.
Stability and performance Includes general performance and stability improvements.



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