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sestian
Oct 9, 2010, 11:43 AM
Is it possible to hack the new Apple TV to use safari (or other browser) to surf the internet, and to use a wireless keyboard?



wodeh
Oct 9, 2010, 12:15 PM
Short answer: Yes

Long answer: It's probably not going to be a big priority amongst those who will be capable of programming for the Apple TV once it's jailbroken.

Getting the Bluetooth stack up and running will be hit and miss- it may *just work* or it may not. Expect to pay for it, though, as that's how the cookie crumbles in Cydia world.

As Safari is effectively already on the new Apple TV (in its iOS incarnation) then it's probably just a GUI away from being turned into a usable browser.

I wouldn't bet on any of this happening any time soon, though. But you're welcome to try your hand at some hackery yourself.

hdsalinas
Oct 9, 2010, 07:58 PM
correct me if I am wrong, but I dont think that the :apple:TV has built in bluetooth.

dongmin
Oct 9, 2010, 11:34 PM
correct me if I am wrong, but I dont think that the :apple:TV has built in bluetooth.

According to iFixit:

The Broadcom BCM4329XKUBG 802.11n Wi-Fi/Bluetooth/FM chip on the Panasonic board is exactly the same as the one we found on the iPad.

So yes, there is hardware support built-in for Bluetooth.