Apple TV 4 Hacked To Run Safari Web Browser

Posted: Nov 7 2015, 12:07pm CST | by , Updated: Nov 7 2015, 10:27pm CST, in News | Apple

Apple TV 4 Hacked To Run Safari Web Browser

You can now have a Safari Web Browser to Apple TV 4 By tvOS Hack.

Apple’s fourth-gen Apple TV is up for sale. The new TV has an entirely novel App Store and more efficient processors. The only area where this new TV is disappointing is the absence of Safari built in when the TV is shipped.

What’s more is that, the company has not officially allowed any third-party developers to make their own.

Now, finally jvanakker, A Dutch developer, has unofficially built his own tvOS web browser.

The new browser will bring the web to screen through Apple TV. Although there have been many cases of different hardware to browse the web, but for Apple it is the first time.

jvanakker has hacked the new Apple TV to run a native tvOS web browser using a private API based on Apple's UIWebView class.

The code has been shared on GitHub as a fork of developer Steven Troughton-Smith's tvOSBrowser project.

The tvOS web browser permits you to scroll through pages with the Siri Remote. By pressing the center of the touch surface brings you can bring up a cursor for clicking.

Pressing the Menu button returns you to the previous page, while the Play/Pause button allows you to input URLs. Apple never permits Apple TV apps to have UIWebViews.

It means that this web browser would not be approved on the tvOS App Store. But the idea by two geniuses is seriously very interesting though.

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