XBMC 11 Beta Released

I’ve been jailbreaking my Apple TV2 essentially from the day I got it. My family and I use two main features on it:

Netflix streaming and XBMC.

If you are not familiar with it, this add-on available either as an install via zip or using the ATV Flash (Black) makes your Apple TV into a streaming powerhouse that allows you to access nearly all television content like a DVR. XBMC works on nearly any OS and has been in development for years.

The beta version of XBMC 11 has now been released. Version 11 “Eden” adds lots of new features and improvements to the open source home theater software for both Mac and Windows. See more after the break Continue reading

Google TV 2.0 A Look into the Android 3.1 “Fishtank”

I have been waiting (impatiently) for the new Android store link for my Google TV. There has not been much information since the Google I/O earlier this year…..Until now.

 

There was a great article on AnandTech that is specifically about the updates for my device (Logitech Revue) but currently, the limited group of developers (50) who were invited and given the device are working to create the initial applications and interface.

 

This uber-secret project has not been public but here is an article originally posted on Geek.com by Russell Holly

One of the things that seemingly wasn’t covered much at Google I/O was Google TV. It was clearly difficult for the Android team to admit that Google TV was not received nearly as well as everyone had hoped. As cool as the Apple TV competitor was, it lacked some critical functionality in order to “bring the internet to the largest screen in your home”.

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