Along with the release of iOS 5 for mobile devices, Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 update, and iTunes 10.5, Apple has also released Apple TV Software Update 4.4 (based on iOS 5) which also includes new features for the 2nd generation Apple TV.
Apple details the Apple TV (2nd generation) software updates in support document HT4448. Apple lists the features of this update as:
- Photo Stream - View photos recently taken on your iOS device and pushed to your Photo Stream in iCloud.
- AirPlay Mirroring - Wirelessly stream what’s on your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 screen to your HDTV.
- National Hockey League - Watch live games. View highlights, scores, and more.
- Wall Street Journal - Watch up-to-date news, business commentary, and financial analysis from leading experts.
- New Slideshow themes - Enjoy your photos on your HDTV with new slideshow themes: Photo Wall, Flip-up, Shifting Tiles.
- Netflix - Added support for subtitles when available.
The update is available through the Update Software menu item of the Apple TV. The Apple TV (2nd generation) is available for purchase from Amazon.com.