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omro
Sep 30, 2010, 08:54 AM
Could the new appletv potentially get a web browser allowing it to stream the online video content of tv station websites that don't currently have apps for this?



spinnerlys
Sep 30, 2010, 08:57 AM
If they use Flash, probably not. But the Apple TV will be jailbroken any week now.

omro
Oct 15, 2010, 09:07 AM
Well I love my Apple TV - if it had Safari and was able to surf the sites of CTV or Global and play the tv that I miss, I would be in heaven.

newagemac
Oct 15, 2010, 10:52 AM
That's what Airplay is for. You browse to the TV station's website on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad in Safari and then Airplay the video to your TV. As long as they aren't requiring Flash. Airplay for video will be available next month.

I'd imagine you would create a folder for each channel on the home screen and bookmarked "web apps" for each show within the folders. Should work out well as I can't imagine watching more than 12 shows per channel regularly.

omro
Oct 15, 2010, 11:44 AM
That's what Airplay is for. You browse to the TV station's website on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad in Safari and then Airplay the video to your TV. As long as they aren't requiring Flash. Airplay for video will be available next month.

I'd imagine you would create a folder for each channel on the home screen and bookmarked "web apps" for each show within the folders. Should work out well as I can't imagine watching more than 12 shows per channel regularly.

Kinda tedious though if you don't want to be running your iDevice

Most sites in Canada are still flash :-(

newagemac
Oct 15, 2010, 12:03 PM
Tedious would be trying to do this using a remote on a screen 10 feet away. Which is why any variation of webtv has never caught on mainstream. Using your iDevice to locate content then save to your homescreen for easy access next time seems to be far more convenient in my opinion.

omro
Oct 19, 2010, 07:15 AM
Tedious would be trying to do this using a remote on a screen 10 feet away. Which is why any variation of webtv has never caught on mainstream. Using your iDevice to locate content then save to your homescreen for easy access next time seems to be far more convenient in my opinion.

Google TV will offer this ability from outset with a browser and touchpad equipped keyboard and flash support.