Couchsurfer

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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 are:

  • Enter address
  • Google Search
  • Bookmarks
  • History
  • Settings
  • About

Usage with the Remote is very intuitive.