Yesterday's over-the-air Apple TV update added a number of goodies for owners of the little black box, but for PlexConnect fans, it was nothing but bad news as their favorite loophole got closed up by Cupertino.
Close on the heels of iOS 5.1.1’s arrival on Monday, the second and third generation black Apple TV models finally got their own taste of the modest software update on Thursday night with Apple TV Software Update 5.0.1.
It appears iCloud is starting to happen. iOS 4.3.3 firmware update for Apple TV went live a few minutes ago, and it quietly delivers some very cool features. The update adds support for the video hosting service Vimeo, which is cool, but here is the big wow: you can now buy TV shows through Apple TV, instead of just renting them.
Since the Apple TV has negligible built-in storage, when you purchase a TV show through the set-top box, it is presumably streaming to you from a cloud-based storage locker. Which is full of awesome.