Keyboard support - check. Now for browser

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by LiveM, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. LiveM macrumors 6502a

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    With Bluetooth keyboard support coming in the next update, we are just a web browser away from a pretty handy little computer for email, iWork, Facebook (app coming), etc.
     
  2. rolsskk macrumors 6502

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    That's why you buy a Mac Mini, it's called AppleTV for a reason.
     
  3. benjitek macrumors 6502a

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    "Web browser away"...? o_O I can already do that without a Bluetooth keyboard via AirPlay Mirroring from my MacBook using it's keyboard, or a Bluetooth keyboard attached to it.
     
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    LiveM thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure that would be very useful...
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    A Mac Mini can already do everything an ATV can do, but it doesn't make the Apple TV redundant.

    The Apple TV cuts out the file system, the administrator powers, further reduces dependency on tech support, and importantly is cheaper, ultra portable and has a lower environmental impact.

    I have a Mac Mini but would definitely set up another ATV in the office and a couple more at home for the kids to do their homework research and help with posture.
     
  5. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    Why don't you buy them an iPad? 1st generation iPad mini is super cheap now.
     
  6. LiveM thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'd rather have a native Maps app with 3D flyover, etc, than Safari for Apple TV. The ability to AirPlay from an iPad is good enough for me when it comes to a web browser for now.
     
  8. NameUndecided macrumors 6502a

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    In the meantime, there are iOS browsers that are intended solely for airplay/TV-connection.

    AirWeb and AirBrowser are the two that came up when I just Googled about it. I've not used either one but they look rather nice.
     
  9. LiveM thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Too laggy. Airplay also reduces the quality of the display, as does the Lightning AV adaptor.
     
  10. pbird macrumors newbie

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    I don't think a browser is practical for productivity but you can sideload this one on your atv
    https://github.com/jvanakker/tvOSBrowser
     
  11. LiveM thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, not ideal but unless there are apps for everything then still quite important.
     
  12. zachlegomaniac macrumors 6502a

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    I'd love to see a browser. Why not? If users prefer not to have it they just wouldn't download it, right? All for the option myself!
     

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