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Boxee team ships full fix for Apple TV 2.3

After a frenetic few days work, developers Scott Davilla and Stephan Diederich last night posted a full and slick fix to enable easy installation of Boxee on Apple TV models running the recently released 2.3 software, which broke the third-party media centre software.

The team has released an updated patchstick which will easily install boxee/XBMC. Patches released earlier this weekend worked, but offered relatively complex installation, requiring use of Terminal and SSH, now it’s as easy as plug-and-play.

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Boxee + Apple TV – clarification

The Boxee team has confirmed its patch for the new Apple TV 2.3 software is available, but some problems remain.

“We’re currently working on an exciting new solution for 100 percent reliable launch into frontscreen. Look for this in the next version,” revealed Scott Davilla.

Meanwhile, atvusb-creator-1.0.b9 and atv-win-1.0.b9 have been made available for download. Both include XBMCLauncher-0.8 and SoftwareMenu-0.741 as well as ssh/bintuils.

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Boxee team release Apple TV upgrade, more

We’ve been writing a lot recently about Boxee, who develop a powerful media centre application for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and the Apple TV.

For Apple TV users, of course, the big news is that after an extensive push by the hard-working developers behind the project, the new version of the software that’s compatible with the recently-software-updated Apple TV 2.3 is available now.

Seems not only media-junkies have been paying attention. Boxee recently revealed a $4 million investment from Spark Capital and Union Square Ventures which will see Bijan Sabet from Spark and Fred Wilson from Union Square join the Boxee board.
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Boxee team: Apple TV patch soon, testing now

Apple last night released an update for the Apple TV, introducing new features but breaking support for the incredibly popular Boxee software – but there will be a fix within 24-hours, a member of the development team has revealed.

**UPDATE (c.12pm EDT, 21 Nov): If you’ve been waiting for the Boxee update, here’s the latest from inside the team on why no patch has been released just yet: “Nothing yet, all bugs have been fixed except for one and that is getting in front of Frontrow reliably. Apple removed the previous method in r2.3 so we have to find another way.” The Boxee team are working away at this.

***UPDATE (c.10am EDT 22 Nov): The patch has been released, along with some rather interesting insight as to Boxee’s future plans. Read about it here.

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Apple updates Apple TV, kills Boxee

Apple last night released an update for its Apple TV set-top box introducing some handy new features, at the cost of support for popular third-party software, Boxee.

Notes introduced with the release say the updated software lets Apple TV users stream music from the device to Airport Express speakers or other Apple TVs in your house using AirTunes.

Since Apple released its new software, the team behind Boxee have worked incredibly hard to update their solution to work with the Apple TV – read all about it here.

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