Apple TV (iOS)

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Emblem-important-yellow.png NOTICE:
v14.2 "Helix" will be the last version of Kodi to run on the Apple TV 2. For more information read the announcement here.

Other iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, etc) will still be supported.

Apple TV 2 (black)
The Apple TV
Manufacturer Apple Inc.
Released September 2010
OS iOS (custom version)
CPU Apple A4 (ARM)
Storage 8 GB
RAM 256 MB
Display 720P output
Connectivity Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), 10/100 Ethernet, Micro-USB (no host), HDMI, optical audio, Bluetooth, infrared (IR)
Dimensions 23 mm (0.91 in) X 98 mm (3.9 in) x 98 mm (3.9 in)
ATV2 ports
This is the page for the iOS Apple TV (2nd gen and black). For the original (1st gen) silver version see: Apple TV 1

Starting with the second generation, the Apple TV moved to an ARM-based platform running iOS. Like other iOS devices, the Apple TV 2 was eventually jailbroken and could run third party applications. In 2011 Kodi was ported to iOS, making the Apple TV 2 the first officially supported ARM device for XBMC, and broke the $100 barrier for new Kodi hardware. While today there are many more low-powered/ARM devices that can also run Kodi (mainly Android based), the Apple TV 2 still runs the latest Kodi builds.

To date, the Apple TV 3 (1080 version) has not been jailbroken yet.

1 Installing Kodi

Requirements
  • To Install Kodi on ATV2 you must have a jailbroken Apple TV 2 running versions 4.1 to 5.3
  • Kodi only works on the second generation Apple TV (ATV2), which is the black version that outputs 720p. Kodi does not work on the newer third generation Apple TV (ATV3) that outputs 1080p (Full HD), because there is no jailbreak for the ATV3.
  • Future Isengard feature: Kodi v15 will not run on the ATV2. Kodi v14.2 is the last version that will support ATV2.

2 Random notes

Feel free to place various notes, tips, and links here. As this section of the wiki gets more organized, those notes will be properly sorted. Consider this like a dumping ground for when you're not sure where to put something.

  • This is no longer considered a cost effective device for new users. Newer hardware at or lower than $100 USD is now available that runs Kodi much better.
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