Apple rolls out 2.0.2 update for Apple TV

Editor’s Note: Due to a reporting error, an earlier version of this article incorrectly described a pre-existing Flickr feature in the Apple TV software as a new addition in the 2.0.2 update. Macworld regrets the error.

Apple released Apple TV Software 2.0.2 Monday, an update that, from all appearances, delivered nothing more than a collection of unenumerated bug-fixes to Apple’s set-top box. As with the previous 2.0.1 update, this update was released with little fanfare.

Possible evidence of bug-fixes are found in the Apple TV’s response time. With version 2.0 and 2.0.1 of the software, the Apple TV could bog down while loading movie poster images or pulling together lists of movies, TV shows, and music from shared computers. The device seems generally more responsive in these regards.

Those with Apple TVs can download and install the update by choosing Update Software from the General screen within the Settings entry. Over a 3Mbps DSL broadband connection it took a Macworld-owned Apple TV about 10 minutes to download the update. Installation (which, as before, can be performed at a time of the user’s choosing) took another three or four minutes.

This is the second software update to Apple TV since Apple revised the set-top box earlier this year. Apple TV 2.0.1, released at the end of March, also delivered bug fixes as well as a new Genres entry on the My Movies screen.

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