Apple TV Hack Allows Running Makeshift Safari Browser

Apple TV Hack Allows Running Makeshift Safari Browser

A developer has come up with a nice little hack/app that allows viewing of web content in a Safari-like browser on the fourth-generation Apple TV.

Apple TV Hack Allows Running Makeshift Safari Browser

9to5Mac:

The app uses a private API to render web content, so it’s not likely you’ll be seeing it on the App Store any time soon, but the project is open source and can be downloaded by anyone.

The browser uses the Siri Remote that is included with the new Apple TV to navigate websites. pressing the touch glass surface on the remote switches between two modes, as seen in the video below.

One mode allows scrolling in web pages by flicking up and down on the glass, while the second mode displays an arrow which can be used to move around the screen. While in arrow mode, the user can click on links and such by pressing sown on the glass surface.

The browser looks to operate well, and for a little living room browsing, it could be a good solution. However, as mentioned above, it wouldn’t be likely to be approved by Apple for an official tvOS App Store release, as it requires access to a private API to operate.

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