Apple releases Apple TV Software Update 2.3 with support for AirTunes Streaming and more

Apple today released Apple TV Software Update 2.3 which adds support for the following:

• AirTunes Streaming from Apple TV: Music can be streamed via AirTunes to Airport Express speakers or other Apple TVs in your house.

• Third-party Remote Controls: Apple TV can now learn other remote controls and use them in addition to the Apple Remote.

• Playlists: Playlists in iTunes that contain Movies, TV Shows, Podcasts, and Music Videos can now be seen on Apple TV.

• Music Volume Control: Support for volume control in Music.

The Apple TV 2.3 update is available directly to the Apple TV and won’t appear in your computer’s Software Update application, or in the Apple Downloads web site.

Your Apple TV will update based on your automatic update settings or you can perform manual software update by navigating to Settings>General>About>Update Software.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Tony” and “Richard” for the heads up.]

31 Comments

  1. Can some please explain WHY THE F#$%@ APPLE TV REMOTE CAN’T OFFICIALLY CONTROL MOVIE VOLUME YET ?!!!!

    BEEN WAITING FOR THIS SINCE ATV DAY 2 !!!!

    OMG I think by next update, if there is no system wide volume control i’m going to FREAKING SMASH this bastard child of Apple product once and for all. I mean it, its such BS that its taken such a long time to give us ONLY MUSIC VOLUME CONTRL?!!… WTF … how could u design a freaking MOVIE/itunes player device and not able to control MOVIE VOLUME ?!!! why even have the freaking + and – buttons on the ATV remote ? is not logical that should be for Volume + – ?!!! how many freaking Apple engineers does it take to write that into the ATV OS? Doesn’t it run the all mighty QuickTimes under the ATV UI anyways, so why no volume? Like many of you, I have been waiting for ATV to freaking graduate out of the hobby stage. COME’ON !!! APPLE WTF… how many updates would it take to give us some real useful ATV software, what about SAFARI while at it? no .. hmm ok AT LEAST GIVE ME FREAKING VOLUME CONTROL FOR MY MOVIES !!!!! are you turning into freaking M$CrapWares now?

    – KATO with ANGER !!!!!

  2. OK .. hmm.. question smart pants, can you control your SurroundSound system with the ATV remote while watching a movie? hmm guess not, now you have to use a second remote just to control volume on a movie you just bought. Where is the elegance and simplicity of ease of use on that? Yet thats only half the real point here. If you really take a deep look into the ATV design, which is no buttons anywhere, just use the ATV remote for software media playback as final solution.. then it begs the question to what does the + and – on the remote that came with the ATV is supposed to do if not for Volume.
    Can someone with real answers from MDN shed some light to this real issue?

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