How to install NitoTV, XBMC and XBMC Addons on Your Jailbroken Apple TV 2

The simplest and the fastest way to to install NitoTV, XBMC and XBMC Addons on the second generation Apple TV.


If you have ever used jailbroken iPhone or iPad you know how easy it is to install various tweaks and apps to your iOS devices. The main reason why it is so easy to install tweaks and apps on your iOS devices is because of the 3rd party app store – Cydia. It is he unofficial version of the App Store, allowing iPhone and iPod uses to install apps that are not allowed to be distributed via official App Store. This includes various customization options, hacking apps and unlocked apps.

For those who have tried to install tweaks and apps on jailbroken Apple TV probably noticed that there is no such thing as Cydia so you need some technical knowledge to install apps such as XBMC or Nito TV. To install these apps it is required to use SSH or Terminal commands and if you are not sure what you are doing you can screw things up very badly.

The guys over at JailbreakAppleTV have finally created application for jailborken Apple TV that will make installing 3rd party apps a piece of cake.  This application is called Nito installer and it allows to easily install NitoTV, XBMC and most popular XBMC addons such as Transfer Popular and Transfer Custom. Nito Installer allows to use SSH commands from inside the app.

Nito Installer is only compatible with Apple TV 2 since the first generation Apple TV is already obsolete and Apple TV 3 is still waiting for proper jailbreak solution.

How to Install XBMC to your Apple TV 2 for Mac

  • Download Nito installer for Mac [Download]
  • You must have your Apple TV 2 jailbroken before you can proceed with this tutorial. You will not be able to install 3rd party apps on your Apple TV without jailbreaking it before.

Step 1) Open the “Nito installer” apps on your Mac

Step 2) Select Apple TV you want to use from the dropdown if multiple devices are used. Otherwise you can proceed with the next step.

Nitro installer

Step 3) Press the “Install XBMC” and wait until the installation is completed. It shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes.

Install XBMC

Step 4) Once the installation is completed you will see a green checkbox in the middle of “Nito installer” app.

Install XBMC On Apple TV

Congratulations! Now you have XBMC installed on your jailbroken Apple TV 2 without using special technical skills whatsoever. Now you can proceed with XBMC addons to improve your Apple TV experience.

Hopefully iOS hack developers will find the way to jailbreak 3rd generation Apple TV so the rest of the Apple TV users can enjoy XBMC and other great apps.

Thanks to JailbreakAppleTV

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One Response to How to install NitoTV, XBMC and XBMC Addons on Your Jailbroken Apple TV 2

  1. Kris September 12, 2012 at 1:01 am #

    The process, after pressing the install XBMC and Nito TV took only seconds. The apple TV went black and regenerated itself. icons for XBMC and Nito TV are not showing on Apple TV2 – any ideas????

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