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WebKit Browser 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 and any other plugin supported by Safari.
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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.
  
 
Written by [http://brandon-holland.com Brandon Holland]
 
Written by [http://brandon-holland.com Brandon Holland]
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=== Installation Instructions===
 
=== Installation Instructions===
Download the installer from [http://www.brandon-holland.com/software.html WebKit Browser]
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Download the installer from [http://www.brandon-holland.com/software.html Couch Surfer]
  
To install it, you will need to copy the WebKit Browser folder to your AppleTV. You can copy it to the home folder of the 'frontrow' user if you wish, although its location doesn't really matter.
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To install it, you will need to copy the CouchSurfer folder to your AppleTV. You can copy it to the home folder of the 'frontrow' user if you wish, although its location doesn't really matter.
  
 
Next, you need to open an SSH connection to your AppleTV, like so:
 
Next, you need to open an SSH connection to your AppleTV, like so:
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Now go to the directory where you placed this folder on your AppleTV and type the following command:
 
Now go to the directory where you placed this folder on your AppleTV and type the following command:
  
sudo ./installsafari
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sudo ./installcouchsurfer
  
 
When prompted for a password, enter 'frontrow' again.
 
When prompted for a password, enter 'frontrow' again.
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If you get any errors about installsafari not existing try
 
If you get any errors about installsafari not existing try
  
chmod +x installsafari
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chmod +x installcouchsurfer
  
 
and run again
 
and run again
  
 
Edit the file Bookmarks.plist and add any bookmarks you want, then move it to the directory /Users/frontrow/Documents/Bookmarks.plist
 
Edit the file Bookmarks.plist and add any bookmarks you want, then move it to the directory /Users/frontrow/Documents/Bookmarks.plist

Revision as of 10:50, 22 February 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.

Written by Brandon Holland If you like it, please think about donating.

Compatible with ATV 1.x and 2.0

Installation Instructions

Download the installer from Couch Surfer

To install it, you will need to copy the CouchSurfer folder to your AppleTV. You can copy it to the home folder of the 'frontrow' user if you wish, although its location doesn't really matter.

Next, you need to open an SSH connection to your AppleTV, like so:

ssh -1 frontrow@<your_appletv_address>

When prompted for a password, enter 'frontrow'.

Now go to the directory where you placed this folder on your AppleTV and type the following command:

sudo ./installcouchsurfer

When prompted for a password, enter 'frontrow' again.

If you get any errors about installsafari not existing try

chmod +x installcouchsurfer

and run again

Edit the file Bookmarks.plist and add any bookmarks you want, then move it to the directory /Users/frontrow/Documents/Bookmarks.plist