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Apple TV update adds Flickr feature

Bug-fixing download now available

Apple has released Apple TV Software 2.0.2, adding a single new feature and a collection of unenumerated bug-fixes to Apple's set-top box.

The single noticeable change introduced by the 2.0.2 update is a Favorites entry within a Flickr contact. Previously, users could view a contact's publicly available photo streams; the update allows users to also view that person's favourite photos.

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Possible evidence of bug-fixes are found in the Apple TV's response time. With version 2.0 and 2.0.1 of the software, the Apple TV could bog down while loading movie poster images or pulling together lists of movies, TV shows and music from shared computers. The device seems generally more responsive in these regards.

Those with Apple TVs can download and install the update by choosing Update Software from the General screen within the Settings entry. Over a 3 Megabits per second (Mbps) DSL broadband connection it took a Macworld US-owned Apple TV about 10 minutes to download the update. Installation (which, as before, can be performed at a time of the user's choosing) took another three or four minutes.


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