Will there be a Safari app on the new ATV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by arbitrage, Sep 10, 2015.

  1. arbitrage macrumors 6502a

    Mar 19, 2009
    Has anyone heard one way or the other if we will have a Safari browser on this new ATV? I would like that a lot to use with bluetooth keyboard and the new remote as mouse. Would then retire my 2011 MacMini for good.....here's hoping...
  2. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011

    But Chrome, Firefox, Opera in theory could.
  3. walmartmartyr macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2012
    How can this be taken as a smart tv device without the ability to surf the internet!! there is a reason why they left this out and won't OK the introduction of other web browser apps like chrome of firefox, but only they know. How hard can it be to include safari?
  4. kch50428 macrumors 6502


    Oct 30, 2015
    North Iowa
    AirPlay/screen mirror an iPad or iPhone... Surf all you want on the AppleTV.
  5. Albert2000 macrumors newbie


    Jan 1, 2016
    If that happens Apple loses control. Many sources such as Netflix, MLB, Amazon Prime, Medici TV are available via web sites. You would not need to download an application to view them.
  6. BeefCake 15 macrumors 65816

    BeefCake 15

    May 15, 2015
    near Boston, MA
    How is that any different than on iOS?
  7. Pakaku macrumors 68010


    Aug 29, 2009
    Because browsing the internet using a terrible input device (a remote) is a ****** experience, and Apple knows it.
  8. Hermes Monster macrumors 65816

    Hermes Monster

    May 4, 2010
    Surely it wouldn't be much worse than using the trackpad on a macbook? And then just use Siri to input text, sounds pretty good to me.

    Also, the ATV supports keyboards now, so that's another option.

    I think it's more to do with what you can access on the internet (as mentioned above) that is stopping Apple adding Safari.

    BTW you can sideload a browser on to the ATV, if you're so inclined

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