EXTRA NOTE: This assumes you have hacked your Apple TV with aTV Flash or some other Apple TV USB hack and have NitoTV installed. This also assumes you know how to connect to your Apple TV with a program like Fugu or CyberDuck as well as ssh via Terminal.
Hey all, this is just kind of a fun thing for those who want to try it out. You can install the iStat Server on the Apple TV and use the iPhone app ($1.99) to monitor the Apple TV’s memory, hard disk space, CPU usage, etc. See picture below:
- Download iStat server here and the iPhone app here.
- Install the server on your Mac.
- Open up Fugu or CyberDuck and connect to the Apple TV.
- Open up the root of you Mac’s hard drive and go to Applications.
- Copy iStat Server into the Applications folder found inside the frontrow folder on the Apple TV.
- Go back to the root of the Apple TV and your Mac and then to Library > Application Support on both.
- Drag the iStat Server folder into the Application Support folder on the Apple TV.
- Go to the LaunchDaemons folder in the Library folder on your Mac and move the com.bjango.istatserver.plist file to the frontrow folder on the Apple TV. You can not move it directly to the LaunchDaemons folder on the Apple TV due to permissions on that folder.
- Open up Terminal on the Mac and ssh into the Apple TV. Run the following commands:
sudo mv com.bjango.istatserver.plist /Library/LaunchDaemons/
sudo chown root:wheel /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.bjango.istatserver.plist
- Once the AppleTV is rebooted, go to NitoTV in the Apple TV menu and then to Applications.
- Open up the iStat Server application and then open up the iStat application on the iPhone. You will see your Apple TV listed and then type in the code on the Apple TV.
- You are all set!
This is how I did it, but if you have a quicker way or better way, please feel free to post it.