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Preferably Wirelessly. Any apps for that?

Obviously I'm talking about the more recent iOS powered little black box AppleTV, not the original model.

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up vote 1 down vote accepted

As far as I know AppleTV has no capabilities for this. What I've done is simply to take a photo of the TV screen.

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After some quick Googling I found these steps:

  • Jailbreak
  • Install aTV Flash (black)
  • Install nitoTV
  • Install 'screencapture' (through nitoTV)
  • SSH in: ssh root@Apple-TV.local (or ssh root@ipaddress, e.g. ssh root@
  • At this point typing in screencapture SHOULD save Screenshot.png to root. If it does not you may need to change ownership on root via: chown mobile:staff ./

Obviously less than ideal, but possible.

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I'll up vote this, but I'm looking for a non-jailbreak answer, so not going to mark as accepted... – bpapa Apr 18 '12 at 14:19

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