XBMC Apple TV Jailbreak Hub Wizard



Quickly Setup XBMC with Hub Wizard on Your Jailbroken Apple TV 2


If you decide to jailbreak your 2nd generation Apple TV and want to turn it into a full fledged media player by installing XBMC,  the Hub Wizard Beta Add-on will make this process quite painless. While installing XBMC is fairly straight forward, it does have quite a few setting that need tweaking. This can often be frustrating and time consuming and will not leave you with that warm and fuzzy plug-n-play feeling Apple TVs are known for. 

Hub Wizard used to be a stand alone App that required installation on a computer to guide you through the process of setting up your XBMC media player software. Recently the developer turned this app into an XBMC Beta Add-on that can be deployed directly from within XBMC. Even though it is still a beta version, the Hub Wizard add-on works really well. This guide will walk you through step by step to help you quickly setup XBMC on your jailbroken Apple TV.

Hub Wizard Features

Hub Wizard by default adds a long list of Add-ons to your XBMC install. Click here » to view the complete list of features.

xbmc frodo

After following this guide and installing the Hub Wizard add-on, it will show you how easy it is to install other XBMC add-ons. These add-on are sometimes necessary to greatly extend the capabilities, usefulness and enjoyment of XBMC. Be sure to also check out our Top 4 Add-Ons For XBMC to supercharge  your XBMC enabled Apple TV.

For those that may not yet still not be familiar with XBMC, here is a brief summary of what it is.  While the Apple TV interface is awesome and intuitive, XBMC is an amazing piece of software much like Plex that along with the help of some very useful add-ons will turn your Apple TV into a full fledged internet media center. By opening it up to and playing many different file formats (video, audio and photos) from a media server or computer, or streamed directly from the internet. XBMC will greatly enhance the capabilities of your jailbroken Apple TV. You will forever be set free from iTunes jail and it's limiting file playback capabilities. 


Install XBMC on an Jailbroken Apple TV 2

Before we can proceed with installing XBMC on a jailbroken Apple TV 2, you first need to determine which software you have installed.

On your Apple TV go to Settings > General > About and click once on “Software Version” 

If your Apple TV is version: ATV 4.X (4.1 - 4.44):
Courtesy http://wiki.xbmc.org


  1. Open up your terminal/ssh application and enter the following command to log in to your ATV2. Note, you need to replace "YOUR.ATV2.IP.ADDRESS" with the IP address of the Apple TV:
    ssh root@YOUR.ATV2.IP.ADDRESS
    EXAMPLE: ssh root@192.168.1.5
  2. You will be asked for a password: default password is alpine
  3. Continue to enter the following commands:
    apt-get install wget
    wget -O- http://apt.awkwardtv.org/awkwardtv.pub | apt-key add -
    echo "deb http://apt.awkwardtv.org/ stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/awkwardtv.list
    echo "deb http://mirrors.xbmc.org/apt/atv2 ./" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/xbmc.list
    apt-get update
    apt-get install org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2
    reboot


If your Apple TV is version: ATV 5.0 and Up:


  1. Open up your terminal/ssh application and enter the following command to log in to your ATV2. Note, you need to replace "YOUR.ATV2.IP.ADDRESS" with the IP address of the Apple TV:
    ssh root@YOUR.ATV2.IP.ADDRESS
    EXAMPLE: ssh root@192.168.1.5
  2. You will be asked for a password: default password is alpine
  3. Continue to enter the following commands:
    apt-get install wget
    wget -O- http://apt.awkwardtv.org/awkwardtv.pub | apt-key add -
    echo "deb http://apt.awkwardtv.org/ stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/awkwardtv.list
    echo "deb http://mirrors.xbmc.org/apt/atv2 ./" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/xbmc.list
    apt-get update
    mkdir -p /Applications/AppleTV.app/Appliances
    apt-get install org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2
    mkdir -p /Applications/XBMC.frappliance
    reboot



XBMC Hub Wizard Installation



To get started, make sure you have a new freshly installed version of XBMC Frodo on your Apple TV using the steps outlined above.

Step 1. Start up the XBMC App on your Apple TV and go to the SYSTEM menu. Underneath it click the File manager tab.

Step 2. File Manager opens and is spilt across two panes. On the left pane select Add source

Step 3. In the top field of the pop up source window labeled Enter the paths or browse for media locations Type in this URL address: http://fusion.xbmchub.com  then click the blue Done button.

Step 4. In the box labeled Enter a name for this media Source. Type in fusion. Press the blue OK button to a save your new source.

Step 5. Make certain on the left pane of your File Manager window under A Root, - fusion is listed as a source. Then return back to the main menu.

Step 6. In the System Menu click the Settings Tab on your left. On the left side of the window under Confluence click on Add-ons. If a first run message pops up just click OK.

Step 7.  Scroll down and select Install from zip file. On the right side of your screen choose the fusion icon. A list of folders will show up, go ahead and choose the hub wizard-beta folder. Inside that folder, select the file named plugin.video.hubwizard.zip then click OK. It will take a few minutes to install. When finished return to main menu.

Step 8. From the main XBMC window go to the PROGRAMS menu. Then to Program Add-ons if available. Select the HubWizard Add-on. A short splash screen will display, press the back or exit button to hide when done. Choose your device platform, for example ATV2, IPAD WINDOWS, MAC, ANDROID, or PIVOS. 

Step 9. Wait for it to download and configure your Add-on. When the popup message appears that says "Please Reboot To Take Effect" press the blue OK button.

Step 10. Exit XBMC by selecting and pressing the small power button on the left hand corner of  your screen and then selecting Exit. Finally Reboot your Apple TV.

Once your Apple TV has rebooted it will be all set up and preconfigured to work with XBMC.  While Hub Wizard is still beta it does an amazing job of setting up your Apple TV saving both time and aggravation and making the Apple TV so much better to live with. 



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