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Jul 22, 2011 9:35 AM

If this device had a fully functional internet browser I would buy one to replace my PS3! Does anyone know how we can let Apple know how much we would like this feature added?

 

I found this link in another post http://www.apple.com/feedback/appletv.html

 

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  • vazandrew Level 6 Level 6 (12,920 points)
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    Jul 22, 2011 9:43 AM (in response to ctctc)

    That link would be your best bet. I don't see it happening though. ATV is not meant to be a computer, it is a media hub meant to stream your iTunes library, rent from their store and has since had services like Netflix and Youtube added.

     

    If you want a browser there is an app that allows you to airplay from an ios device, search the app store. I will try to find it myself for reference.

  • Martin_UK Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)
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    Jul 22, 2011 1:59 PM (in response to ctctc)

    Who is this 'we' you talk about?

  • Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (16,620 points)
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    Jul 22, 2011 5:26 PM (in response to Martin_UK)

    Martin_UK wrote:

     

    Who is this 'we' you talk about?

     

    We all want different things.

     

    I'm with you on this, I don't really want a full blown AppleTV browser experience, some people do.

     

    No harm having extra features but the more you have the more cluttered menus become and the higher potential for problems.

     

    AC

  • Martin_UK Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)
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    Jul 23, 2011 2:15 AM (in response to Alley_Cat)

    I'm a pluralist by nature and I have no problem not using functions which other people find useful, I was just commenting on the assertion this was something "we" as opposed to "I" (where 'I' is the OP) wanted.

  • Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (16,620 points)
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    Jul 23, 2011 2:38 AM (in response to Martin_UK)

    Maybe it was HRH QE II posting !

  • Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (16,620 points)
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    Jul 23, 2011 8:24 AM (in response to ctctc)

    ctctc wrote:

     

    Yes, a cluttered and confusing menu system would be difficult to use if not downright tragic. But with the unmatched beauty of my iPhone 4 I can't imagine that apple would create a bad experience with the apple tv.

    You never saw AppleTV 1 'take 2' software

     

    Apple could certainly add a browser to it if they wanted to, we just don't really know their plans - they still describe it as a 'hobby'.

     

    While I can't stand the PS3 interface it does give superb playback of DVD/Blu Ray and I suspect you'd find AppleTV rentals would not match the quality you can get from the PS3.

     

    Don't get me wrong I use AppleTv 2 all the time, it's just that some things it does well, other things are done better by other devices.

     

    No perfect media box out there currently alas.

  • vazandrew Level 6 Level 6 (12,920 points)
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    Jul 25, 2011 9:35 AM (in response to ctctc)

    If you're in the US search TapMedia (developer) and they have an app called Web Browser.

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