Apple Releases Apple TV Update, Brings Shared Photo Streams To The Party


Apple has rolled out a new update for the Apple TV, bringing a bunch of new features, including Shared Photo Streams, to the big screen. The update, available through the Apple TV settings menu, also brings with it the ability to port audio from the Apple TV To AirPlay capable speaker systems and receivers.

Here’s a list of the full details from Apple’s website:

Apple TV Software Update 5.1

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.