aTV Flash Adds Loop Pointer Functionality to Its Platform

aTV Flash Loop Pointer

The developers behind aTV Flash have added support for the innovative in-air mouse called Loop [Amazon]. With it, users can now quickly navigate their AppleTV media library and control additional applications aTV Flash bundles into their platform like Boxee, XMBC, Jaman, NitoTV, Firefox, and others. A quick look around Hillcrest Labs, the folks behind Loop, it appears that the company has been working hard to make their product compatible with many other popular media-centric platforms.

aTV Flash 3.6 Released

Adds Loop™ pointer functionality to AppleTV

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO – 6/15/09 – aTV Flash version 3.6 has been released. This version adds support for the Loop pointer, from Hillcrest Labs, to the AppleTV.

Loop Pointer by Hillcrest LabsThe Loop™ pointer, from Hillcrest Labs, is a new Freespace® in-air mouse. It’s designed to be used by the growing number of consumers who connect their PC or Mac to a TV.

While AppleTV does not officially support mouse controllers, consumers who use aTV Flash (version 3.6 with AirControl) will be able to use the Loop pointer to navigate menus, control video and browse the web with the flick of a wrist.

As always, aTV Flash includes robust support for additional media formats that are not typically supported by the AppleTV. These formats included DivX, Xvid, AVI, WMV, VIDEO TS (DVD files) and many more. Additionally it adds a fully integrated WebKit based web browser, and the ability to expand the storage capacity through the use of an external USB hard drive.

The 3.6 version of aTV Flash is now available at:

Detailed product information (including screenshots and screencast demo) can be seen at links the below:

aTV Flash for Mac

aTV Flash for PC

Fire Core, LLC (formerly Apple Core, LLC) was founded in 2007, and provides software and hardware upgrades for the AppleTV platform. In May 2008 it officially released the aTV Flash software that enables the playback of common media files and web browsing on the AppleTV.

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