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After installation, you will have the new item <code>Couch Surfer</code> in the Front&nbsp;Row main menu.
 
After installation, you will have the new item <code>Couch Surfer</code> in the Front&nbsp;Row main menu.
  
SubMenus in version 0.2 are:
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SubMenus in version 0.3 are:
 
* Enter address
 
* Enter address
 
* Google Search
 
* Google Search
* Bookmarks (requires a <code>Bookmarks.plist</code> and doesn't work with Safari's)
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* Bookmarks (bases on <code>/Users//frontrow/Library/Application\ Support/CouchSurfer/Bookmarks.plist</code>)
 
* History
 
* History
 
* Settings (not implemented yet)
 
* Settings (not implemented yet)

Revision as of 09:38, 11 April 2008

Couch Surfer is a native web browser for the Apple TV written using the WebKit rendering engine. You can scroll through web pages and even interact with them! It also supports web plugins like flash

Install

The simplest way to install it on an SSH-enabled AppleTV ist to

  • Get the CouchSurfer Apple TV 2.0 Plugin tarball from http://www.brandon-holland.com/software.html
  • Copy the extracted CouchSurfer.frappliance folder to the AppleTV in /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/PlugIns/
  • Restart the Finder (or the AppleTV entirely)

Usage

After installation, you will have the new item Couch Surfer in the Front Row main menu.

SubMenus in version 0.3 are:

  • Enter address
  • Google Search
  • Bookmarks (bases on /Users//frontrow/Library/Application\ Support/CouchSurfer/Bookmarks.plist)
  • History
  • Settings (not implemented yet)
  • About

Usage with the Remote is very intuitive.