Last.fm

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Last.fm is a UK-based internet radio and music community website, founded in 2002. The OS X version of Last.fm runs on Apple TV after a series of hacks.

Note: the following is a very rough guide to get you started.

Download

Download the latest dmg for OS X here: http://www.last.fm/download/

Rough Procedure

  1. Install SSH
  2. Install VNC
  3. Install the Sedative Patch.
  4. Install the Combined 10.4.9 upgrade.
    1. Unsure if this is absolutely necessary, but before I did it Last.fm or killing ripstop crashed the whole box. At one point my volume needed checking and it was set to mount rw, so I had to restore to factory settings and torx open the AppleTV all over again.
    2. I used NitoTV's Smart Installer
  5. Copy the Last.fm DMG to the Apple TV using SCP
  6. Mount the DMG and copy Last.fm.app to /Applications/
  7. Initiate a VNC connection
  8. $ sudo mv /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.bk
  9. $ open /Applications/Last.fm.app
  10. Use VNC to run through configuration options. (Login, Password...)
    1. Disable "Launch when iTunes Starts".
  11. $ sudo mv /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.bk /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app
  12. $ open Finder.app
    1. to restart it if necessary?

Now Last.fm will scrobble the tracks you play from the AppleTV!