How to Install XBMC Apple TV 2G – Apple TV 2G Tutorial

Installing XBMC Apple TV is powerful…

Hopefully by now you have jailbroken your Apple TV 2G. Now it’s time to install a media center.

XBMC or Xbox media center is an open source application created for use on a hacked first generation Xbox.  Once the Xbox started to age an initiative started to grow for XBMC to be developed into a computer application. It has turned into a successful HTPC app that can play almost any codec. Lucky for us they have developed a client for the Apple TV 2G. It’s free of charge and will allow us to play almost any video file. Something the ATV 2G out of the box cannot do. The XBMC team continues to develop the client and new XBMC Plugins and XBMC Addons are being added regularly by the community. Take a look at our comprehensive XBMC Plugin / XBMC Addons list to get an idea of what XBMC is capable of. Okay, let’s install XBMC Apple TV 2G.

Pre-ATV 2G XBMC Install checklist
1.    Apple TV 2G has been jailbroken. Check out our guide to jailbreaking with Seas0nPass.
2.    PC or Mac connected to the same network as ATV 2G
3.    A SHH Client Windows (Putty) or Mac (Terminal

Step 1:  Get the IP Address of your ATV 2G. To do so navigate to Settings > General  > Network.

Step 2:  Launch SSH Client
MAC: Open Terminal and type: ssh root@192.168.1.104(Your IP Address)
Windows: Open Putty and fill in:

Host Name: Your IP Address
Port: 22
Connection Type: SSH

Step 3: Logging into the Apple TV 2G

Mac: You will be asked for a password, which if you did not change is: “alpine” without the quotations.
Windows: Type in “root” as the login without the quotations

Step 3.1(WINDOWS ONLY): Logging into the Apple TV 2G – Windows Only

Windows: You will be asked for a password, which if you did not change is: “alpine” without the quotations.

Type in “alpine” without the quotations. Note that you will not see the cursor move as you enter the passcode. Hit enter once typed.

You can now begin the XBMC Apple TV 2G client installation.

Step 4:

Type the following command…
MAC and Windows:  apt-get install wget

Step 5:

Type the following command…
MAC and Windows: wget -O- http://apt.awkwardtv.org/awkwardtv.pub | apt-key add –

Step 6:

Type the following command…
 MAC and Windows: echo “deb http://apt.awkwardtv.org/ stable main” > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/awkwardtv.list

Step 7:

Type the following command…  
MAC and Windows: echo “deb http://mirrors.xbmc.org/apt/atv2 ./” > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/xbmc.list

Step 8:

Type the following command…  
MAC and Windows: apt-get update

Step 9:

Type the following command…  
MAC and Windows: apt-get install org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2

DONE!

Congratulations, you have successfully installed XBMC Apple TV 2G client on your hardware. Please let us know if you have questions and we will do our best to assist.

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