Access a Apple Tv via FTP

If you will install XBMC, Boxee or do something else on your Apple Tv, you need a way to access your ATV. This article will show you how easy you can access a Apple Tv through a ftp client.

1. Download Cyberduck. It's a Open source FTP client. http://cyberduck.ch/
2. Unzip and install Cyberduck on Mac or Windows.
3. Open Cyberduck and click on "Open connection"
cyberduck Access a Apple Tv via FTP
4. Select SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol)
5. Under Server, use your Apple tv's IP adress. Something like ""
6. Default Username is root
7. Default Password is alpine

Now you are connected.

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  1. Thanks, was looking for this.

  2. Its not possible at Apple tv 3 right ? Not able to ftp into my appletv3 at all, connection refused …

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