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How to Install Boxee on your Apple TV (Mac)

How to Install Boxee on your Apple TV (Mac)

Posted February 25, 2009 at 9:03pm by iClarified
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Instructions on how to install Boxee and XBMC on to your Apple TV.

Step One
Download the atvusb-creator to your Desktop from here. Select the latest version for the osx intel/ppc platform.
How to Install Boxee on your Apple TV (Mac)

Download the latest AppleTV firmware version from here and save it on your desktop.
How to Install Boxee on your Apple TV (Mac)


NOTE*: This tutorial was done with firmware 2.3.1.

Step Two
Double click the downloaded file on your desktop (atvusb-creator-1.0.b10.zip) to extract it. Then double click the folder that is extracted (atvusb-creator-1.0.b10) to open it.
How to Install Boxee on your Apple TV (Mac)

Step Three
Attach a blank USB stick to your computer then double click to launch atvusb-creator.
How to Install Boxee on your Apple TV (Mac)

Step Four
If asked to confirm whether you would like to open the application click the Open button.
How to Install Boxee on your Apple TV (Mac)

Step Five
ATV USB Creator will now open.
How to Install Boxee on your Apple TV (Mac)

Select ATV-Patchstick from installation type dropdown.
How to Install Boxee on your Apple TV (Mac)

Select XBMC/Boxee for Mac from the installation options dropdown and make sure the checkbox to left of the dropdown is selected.
How to Install Boxee on your Apple TV (Mac)

Click the Choose a DMG button.
How to Install Boxee on your Apple TV (Mac)

From the window that appears select the AppleTV firmware you downloaded to your desktop and click the Open button.
How to Install Boxee on your Apple TV (Mac)

Make sure the USB Target Device is set to the correct location. If you only have one internal hard disk and the USB stick is the only other device connected it should be /dev/disk2.
How to Install Boxee on your Apple TV (Mac)

Finally click on the Create Using --> button to begin making your patchstick.
How to Install Boxee on your Apple TV (Mac)

Step Six
Once the patchstick has been created successfully remove the patchstick from your computer. Turn off your AppleTV by unplugging it then connect the patchstick to the back of the AppleTV. Plug the AppleTV back in to start the patching process.
How to Install Boxee on your Apple TV (Mac)

Step Seven
You will notice the ATV USB Creator icon appear on your TV instead of the Apple logo.
How to Install Boxee on your Apple TV (Mac)

The screen will then go black and some Terminal commands will execute for a few minutes. Once they have completed you will be informed that you can now unplug your AppleTV to reboot it. Make sure you remove the patchstick from the back of the AppleTV before you plug it back in.
How to Install Boxee on your Apple TV (Mac)

Step Eight
When your AppleTV reboots you will have a new menu item called XBMC/Boxee.
How to Install Boxee on your Apple TV (Mac)

Select Update from the submenu.
How to Install Boxee on your Apple TV (Mac)

Then select to download the latest version of Boxee from the Updater.
How to Install Boxee on your Apple TV (Mac)

You will be informed of the download and update status.
How to Install Boxee on your Apple TV (Mac)

When complete you can press Menu to return to the Update menu.
How to Install Boxee on your Apple TV (Mac)

Next select to download the latest version of Launcher from the Updater.
How to Install Boxee on your Apple TV (Mac)

Once the download completes it will install then reboot your Apple TV.

Step Nine
Once your AppleTV reboots you will be presented with a new menu item called Launcher. Select Boxee from the Launcher submenu to start the application.
How to Install Boxee on your Apple TV (Mac)

How to Install Boxee on your Apple TV (Mac)
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Rob
Rob - October 31, 2010 at 6:37am
On ATV 1st gen, I installed everything and it worked great. However, while upgrading NitoTV, the system did not come back to the menu. It shows a blank screen, and I am stuck there - I lost all menus -. I rebooted a few times, re-patched, but to no avail. The menus are lost. Screensaver works though; and iTunes still connects as before. But now I need the PC to connect. I even SSH'ed and all files seem to be there - for what I can judge, I am a rookie -. Any idea? Shall I downgrade the software and try again - but will I lose all music then -.? Thanks
paul
paul - July 17, 2010 at 9:51pm
I've perfectly installed a 3.02 but I have a problem. I can mount only HFS external volemes in the previous 2.4 installation I was able to use NTFS volumes any idea? thanks
dukeboxer
dukeboxer - April 3, 2010 at 12:35pm
UPDATE: This worked great. However, when I updated the FW to 3.0.2 the Boxee menu disappeared. I won't do this again, unless someone updated the for FW 3.0.2.
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dukeboxer
dukeboxer - April 3, 2010 at 12:00pm
I tried this on FW 3.0.2 and it didn't work. It added a new menu with none of the options listed above. I downgraded the FW to 2.4, followed the tutorial and I'm now downloading Boxee Beta 0.9.20.10708. It seems to be working but, I'll update later after its completed.
Richard
Richard - October 26, 2009 at 9:15pm
I tried 8 times. The patchstick is ok but in AppleTV the patchstick don’t work. My AppleTV don’t boot from USB patchstick. Any help?
Mark
Mark - October 20, 2009 at 10:59pm
I've followed the directions but the atvusb-creator seems to stall when it gets to "copy files to target disk". How long should the copying process take? All I see is this quote and nothing more. The progress bar doesn't move either even after 10 minutes. Any help would be appreciated.
hugo
hugo - July 20, 2009 at 10:30pm
version 2.4??????
Clarkeness
Clarkeness - August 19, 2009 at 7:04pm
I have it installed on my bran new Apple TV with 2.4 working
ipoder
ipoder - March 14, 2009 at 7:45pm
you don't need to download the atv DMG from here. if you download the creator it will automatically download one. i kept getting errors following these instructions, but when i let the creator independently download DMG no errors and done in less than 2 min!
Sarah
Sarah - July 19, 2012 at 1:18am
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Fd
Fd - February 25, 2009 at 10:17pm
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