Apple TV 1st Gen web browser

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by SpetsnaZ99, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. SpetsnaZ99 macrumors member

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    If i Jailbreak my Apple TV 1st Gen can i add a web browser or is it only possible on 2nd and 3rd gen?
     
  2. alexreich macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know anything about the 1st Generation AppleTV, but the AppleTV2 is the only one that I know can run a web browser-- as I have a browser on mine. I know for a fact that you cannot put a browser on an ATV3, as there is not, and will not be a jailbreak for it for quite some time.

    But really, why would you want one on an AppleTV? A browser is quite useless on these devices. Your browsing is limited, and your typing/input is a pain in the @SS. No real advantage with it. I have a browser on my ATV2, but never use it, as it is more pain than gain.
     
  3. roidy macrumors 6502a

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    atv Flash Silver - Full payed for version of couch surfer
    Couch Surfer - Free lite version of couch surfer
     
  4. SpetsnaZ99 thread starter macrumors member

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  5. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    Those web browsers are slow and hard to navigate

    Your better off airplay mirroring with the iPhone 4s & ipad 2/3
     
  6. Nightarchaon macrumors 65816

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    You can, with a bit of a fiddle and looking in the right places, get leopard to run on the 1st gen Apple TV, so you can not only run safari and web-browse, but also run all the other mac apps that will normally run on leopard.... the hardwares not up to running much, but it makes a superb "lite" iTunes server, web server and files server when combined with a large external USB or network drive.
     

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