Apple TV 2/3 hack that doesn't require Jailbreak

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This similar method was mentioned by a couples on here before but because their English wasn't too good they couldn't get the point across. Hopefully I can.

Generally, the Apple Trailer app within your atv 2/3 basically just loads an xml file from http://trailers.apple.com/appletv/index.xml and display the content according to that xml file. Well some of the Chinese users figured out that if they changed the DNS so that trailers.apple.com points to their own IP they can load their own custom xml file and have the atv load whatever they wanted. I essentially was able to replicate this on my local machine and got the apple tv to load my custom streams and videos. What I did was go into my router and added a setting to my router to assign trailers.apple.com to the local IP address of my web server and I created my own xml file within my local website. I was able to load a lot of the popular live streams for xbmc like HBO HD etc.. and play some video files, but I did find that it uses the native atv video player to play them so this means it can only play standard video files that the atv can play like mp4 files but it didn't play flv or mkv files.

To get this working you don't need your own web server. you just need to put your custom xml file on a website change the DNS so that trailers.apple.com points to the same ip as the site that contains your xml file and it should load. oh you also need to place this js http://trailers.apple.com/appletv/application.js file in the same directory as your index.xml file

I confirmed this works on a Non-jailbroken apple tv 3

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Re: Apple TV 2/3 hack that doesn't require Jailbreak

Very cool thanks for sharing.

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does it still work? very interesting.

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I have tried many time to understand what and how to do this but never succeeded. Also I do not find any place where this method is mentionex, explained or verfied.

I doubt whether this is for real. And let's be honest if there was a method for aTV3 it would be headline news around the world.

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Re: Apple TV 2/3 hack that doesn't require Jailbreak
ton wrote:

I have tried many time to understand what and how to do this but never succeeded. Also I do not find any place where this method is mentionex, explained or verfied.

I doubt whether this is for real. And let's be honest if there was a method for aTV3 it would be headline news around the world.

It is very real, and the method couln't be more simple.

There are many places that explains it but like dknight said it was started by these Chinese programmers. 99% of the info are in Chinese because the streaming contents are in Chinese. The same method could be made to work for English contents but this is really not the right place to discuss this...

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bigbite wrote:

It is very real, and the method couln't be more simple.

There are many places that explains it but like dknight said it was started by these Chinese programmers. 99% of the info are in Chinese because the streaming contents are in Chinese. The same method could be made to work for English contents but this is really not the right place to discuss this...

Tell me (and others) where this is discribed in an understandable language. I haven't found a single location.

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Re: Apple TV 2/3 hack that doesn't require Jailbreak
ton wrote:

Tell me (and others) where this is discribed in an understandable language. I haven't found a single location.

Check your private messages.

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Re: Apple TV 2/3 hack that doesn't require Jailbreak

DELETE

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bigbite wrote:

Check your private messages.

Can you please PM me the instructions also? I'm very interested in this.

Thanks.

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Follow along here. There are links to the various attempts and solutions at this.

http://forums.plexapp.com/index.php/topic/57831-plex-atv-think-different/page-1

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Re: Apple TV 2/3 hack that doesn't require Jailbreak

Well, after reading the links given here and several others I conclude that there is no solution only ideas of people and trials but nothing that can be implemented as a srandard solution.

Maybe someone finds a full solution but not available as of now.

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