Apple TV 6.0 Upgrade Reissued After Glitch That ‘Bricked’ Set-Tops

Apple TV 6.0 Upgrade Reissued After

Previous software update, which adds iTunes Radio and other features, disabled some set-tops

Apple has re-released the 6.0 software update for Apple TV set-tops, which the company pulled over the weekend after the initial release disabled some devices.

Apple last Friday released the update, which among other features adds the iTunes Radio streaming music service.  But it suspended the 6.0 upgrade after users reported that it disabled access to services including Netflix and Hulu — and in some cases “bricked” Apple TVs, making them completely unusable.

Apple has now made the 6.0 update available again, according to TechCrunch; the reissued code presumably fixes those issues.

In addition to the addition of iTunes Radio, the 6.0 update lets Apple TVs stream content purchased from iTunes directly from the cloud instead of pulling it from a user’s iPhone or iPad via AirPlay. Other enhancements include the ability to browse and purchase directly from the iTunes Music Store, support for playing video from iCloud photo streams, and automatic subtitle selection based on Apple TV language setting.

Apple launched iTunes Radio across other iOS devices last week with the release of the iOS 7 operating system upgrade, compatible with iPhone 4 and later smartphones and iPad 2 and later tablets.

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  1. Richard says:

    Tuesday morning (Sept 24) I downloaded a movie to watch that evening after a typical veracious work day. When I got home, I thought it a good idea to download the updated Apple TV software (kind of a mistake). After the software upgrade I could not find the downloaded movie. Taking a risk I decided to try and rent again… this time it indicated I had purchased the movie but not downloaded it. I was directed to go to settings to download button. No place in settings is there a download button. I did find under my Apple account a rented button…. I clicked on that button and watched the circle go round and round. I don’t know if it was downloading the move or not. Bottom line I rented a movie i can not access. I am thinking I should call Apple…..Days are hard enough dealing with people and software… but at nights too?!!!! the price paid for home entertainment….

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