Apple TV update pulled, then reapplied

Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) briefly pulled an update to the software for its Apple TV device after some Apple TV owners who installed the new software reportedly had problems with it.

The new version of the software, version 6, includes features that let iOS device owners stream video and music purchased through iTunes directly to the Apple TV from Apple's servers through AirPlay--much like Google's (Nasdaq: GOOG) Chromecast streams video from the cloud.

Previously, AirPlay functioned by streaming content from an iOS device over a local Wi-Fi network to the Apple TV. The change will help conserve the batteries of those iOS devices and let users multitask with them while they're using AirPlay. The new feature only works with iOS 7 devices.

Reports surfaced late last week that some Apple TV owners were missing some content or found the devices to be unusable after updating the software. Apple quickly pulled the update, then reissued it after apparently fixing the problems.

For more:
- 9to5Mac had this report
- read the list of new features here
- AllThingsD had this report

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