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    Adding Official Apple TV Apps to ATV2 via Jailbreak
    This may be a dumb question, but can I add official apps to my ATV2 by jailbreaking it?

    Specifically want to add the Youtube TV app to my ATV2.
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    Official apps as in those available from the App Store? If so, why would you need to jailbreak the device? Jailbreaking is done usually to put apps not from the App Store that is tested by Apple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raz0rEdge View Post
    Official apps as in those available from the App Store? If so, why would you need to jailbreak the device? Jailbreaking is done usually to put apps not from the App Store that is tested by Apple.
    You canít add apps from the app store to Gen 2 Apple TVs

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    Specifically want to add the Youtube TV app to my ATV2.
    Try here:
    Can You Install Apps on the Apple TV?
    https://www.lifewire.com/can-you-ins...ple-tv-1999690

    And for other possible options try here:
    can add apps from the app store to Gen 2 Apple TV
    https://www.google.ca/search?safe=ac....0.-WN44mrDQyA

    And of course you probably already know about this:
    How to jailbreak an Apple TV
    and this
    How to jailbreak an Apple TV 2
    https://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/ap...-tvos-3594437/




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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    Try here:
    Can You Install Apps on the Apple TV?
    https://www.lifewire.com/can-you-ins...ple-tv-1999690

    And for other possible options try here:
    can add apps from the app store to Gen 2 Apple TV
    https://www.google.ca/search?safe=ac....0.-WN44mrDQyA

    And of course you probably already know about this:
    How to jailbreak an Apple TV
    and this
    How to jailbreak an Apple TV 2
    https://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/ap...-tvos-3594437/


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    Thanks, but that doesn't really answer my question. I know I can jailbreak and install things like Kodi, but I am wanting to know if I can get an app that are for Gen 3/4/5 ATV's onto my Gen 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benmackie View Post
    Thanks, but that doesn't really answer my question. I know I can jailbreak and install things like Kodi, but I am wanting to know if I can get an app that are for Gen 3/4/5 ATV's onto my Gen 2.
    Well that's an important piece of info you should have included in your original post. Apps tend to usually limit themselves to certain version of iOS/tvOS/watchOS, so if your Gen 2 can run the version of tvOS that the app you want to run needs, then it should work. If not, then the app won't run for various reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raz0rEdge View Post
    Well that's an important piece of info you should have included in your original post. Apps tend to usually limit themselves to certain version of iOS/tvOS/watchOS, so if your Gen 2 can run the version of tvOS that the app you want to run needs, then it should work. If not, then the app won't run for various reasons.
    It's literally in the thread title.

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    You may want to read the title again and see if it mentions apps meant for newer versions of ATV working/installing/running on an older version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benmackie View Post
    Thanks, but that doesn't really answer my question. I know I can jailbreak and install things like Kodi, but I am wanting to know if I can get an app that are for Gen 3/4/5 ATV's onto my Gen 2.

    I don't know and I would do some web searching and I suggest you could do the same, and we really don't know your competence or hacking level or experience. And it seems a bit worse than iPad jailbreaking which was my only experience.

    I'd suggest starting off with your own subject title and check out some of the hits from it, i.e.:
    can I add official apps to my ATV2 by jailbreaking it
    https://www.google.ca/search?client=...OcnM8geEmpWQBA

    And some like this may be helpful to you, but I'm not sure:
    http://osxdaily.com/2013/02/24/jailb...-install-xbmc/

    PS: It took me ages a week or so ago to find out what exact Apple TV model we had and finally discovered it was a Gen 3 model, but also it was a 2nd revision unit.
    Who knew that the Apple TV Gen 3 models had two different variants? And don't ask me why Apple would do such a thing!!!

    My only jailbreaking experience was with my iPad 2 running iOS 7.x but there were helper apps to get thing working that seem to be missing for Apple TV jailbreaking users.

    I'd agree what Aswin said about compatibility but I don't know, and maybe there's a site or two that specializes in such stuff you could check out.




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