Apple TV 3 Jailbreak – Unlocking its true potential

Generally speaking, the Apple TV is a pretty neat gadget that allows its users to stream all sorts of media from internet and display it on the screen of almost any modern television set, provided your TV has a HDMI port. It might seem fun at first, but you will eventually realize that by default, you are limited to access only certain services like iTunes, Netflix, Vimeo, NBA, Youtube and so on. But what about all the other popular sources like ESPN, Pandora, Amazon, Hulu, etc.?

Why Jailbreak your Apple TV 3?

Apple will only let you use iTunes to access media on your device which means you are limited by the types of media and apps selected by Apple to be available in their iTunes store. In other words, if you have recently downloaded a movie somewhere else other than from the official iTunes app, you can’t watch it using your default Apple TV, hence, you need to jailbreak.

Even if you purchase a movie directly from iTunes, it’s going to take time to download. Depending on your internet speed, it can take quite a while. On the other hand, if you already have a downloaded movie and want to watch it, you can’t. You’ll need Apple tv 3 jailbreak.

Another reason to jailbreak your Apple TV 3 is XBMC. It’s a portal containing massive amounts of private developer content like beautiful themes you can use to replace the boring Apple’s original theme and various different plugins and add-ons that will make your device truly unique and let you completely personalize your experience.

Web browsing

When you jailbreak your Apple TV 3, you can, in essence, turn your device into a web browser simply by installing a WebKit browser. You will be able to access the internet and, for example, do a quick Google search or read the latest news on your TV screen.

As you can see there are various reasons why jailbreaking can benefit you, but in order to really get a full overview of the process and find out more reasons to do it, I suggest going here. These guys know what they’re doing!

Author: ynef

29 year old freelance writer and web developer. A technophile who appreciates and respects mother nature in all of its glory. Favorite skills in Runescape include Farming, Herblore and Magic.


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