The XBMC team has successfully ported their (frankly amazing) media center to the Apple TV 2. Update: other iOS devices are also supported. Everything works as-expected, including the TV show and movie scraper, as well as the newly integrated add-on system that allows users to easily install and launch supporting applications from within the XBMC interface. Media in nearly every file format can be streamed in glorious 1080p over a variety of networking protocols, including UPnP, Samba, and more. XBMC really unleashes the full potential of the little black box — especially for users with oodles of local content.
Seriously, if you have an Apple TV 2 and haven’t bothered to jailbreak it yet, do it. Now.
Installation on the Apple TV only requires a few quick commands over SSH:
$ ssh root@
root@’s password: ”enter your password here, it should be “alpine” if you havent changed it”
$ echo “deb http://mirrors.xbmc.org/apt/atv2 ./” > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/xbmc.list
$ apt-get update
$ apt-get install org.xbmc.xbmc-atv