I want to use the Internet and a keyboard on my Apple TV!

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by logicpro7, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. logicpro7 macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Is there a way of being able to use my Apple TV for internet surfing on my TV?

    Also, scrolling through the Apple TVs alphabet to type is annoying, could a keyboard be used? Or iPhone?

    Cheers.
     
  2. jmann macrumors 604

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    If you are using the Remote app with your iPhone or iPad, the keyboard will popup and you will be able to use that.
     
  3. logicpro7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, i will download the Remote App.

    Is there any jailbreak out there that could enable internet surfing through the Apple TV?
     
  4. benhollberg macrumors 68020

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    The remote app is great, especially for iPad. Although I don't plan on jail breaking my Apple TV I know there are some developers working on Internet browsers for it. I know even a beta release is out.
     
  5. WesCole macrumors 6502a

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    I think ATV Flash Black will be able to let you surf the internet. It is still in beta now, but they say it will be finished soon. It costs ~$20 to pre-order and $30 when it is released.

    Wes
     
  6. goobot macrumors 603

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    ya using the iphone as a keyboard is nice. plus i think bluetooth keyboard support may come sometime. But you need to jailbreak and then use atv flash. (atv flash only works on mac right now and a untethered jailbreak is only for ios 4.1)
     

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