HOW-TO:Install XBMC on Apple TV 1 (Linux)
|Apple TV 1||HOW-TO:Install XBMC on Apple TV 1 (Linux)|
| Starting in Kodi v14, support for the BCHD is being dropped from the software.
Apple TV 1 users can use this modified/unofficial version here
Apple TV 1 (silver) is no longer available from Apple, but can be purchased from alternative sources (eBay, kijiji, craigslist, etc.).
1 Before installing a replacement OS
- See also: Crystalbuntu
OSMC (short for Open Source Media Center) is a Linux distribution based on Debian that brings Kodi to a variety of devices. It is the successor to Raspbmc and Crystalbuntu.
Crystalbuntu has easy to use installers for Linux, Mac, and Windows: http://www.crystalbuntu.com/download/
- See also: OpenELEC
OpenELEC is a fully-featured but highly optimized Linux OS created solely to run XBMC on the mk1 AppleTV and other HTPC systems. OpenELEC provides a set-top-box like XBMC experience; with a controlled Linux environment that puts simplicity, reliability and performance ahead of the users ability to tweak/customize (and break) the underlying OS. OpenELEC can be installed to a USB stick or the internal hard drive; allowing you to run an optimised XBMC installation alongside the original Apple OS or replace it completely.
OpenELEC has an excellent guide for installing on mk1 Apple TV's here: Installing OpenELEC on AppleTV