Hack AppleTV to use safari and wireless keyboard, possible?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by sestian, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. sestian macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2010
    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?
  2. wodeh macrumors regular

    Nov 18, 2007
    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.
  3. hdsalinas macrumors 6502


    Aug 28, 2006
    San Pedro Sula, Honduras
    correct me if I am wrong, but I dont think that the :apple:TV has built in bluetooth.
  4. dongmin macrumors 68000


    Jan 3, 2002
    According to iFixit:

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

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