10 Replies Latest reply: Jul 25, 2011 9:35 AM by vazandrew
ctctc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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 (16,425 points)

    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)

    Who is this 'we' you talk about?

  • Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (18,470 points)

    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)

    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 (18,470 points)

    Maybe it was HRH QE II posting !

  • ctctc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, I was referring to myself and what I guestimate to be millions of others who have been searching for this type of functionality on the living room tv. Sony advertised that the ps3 could do it, but it is so riddled with limitations as to not be useful.

  • ctctc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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.

  • ctctc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thx, but the iPhone 4 is the only apple product I own. If it could serve it's Internet browsing up to the tv through apple tv that would really be something!

  • Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (18,470 points)

    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 (16,425 points)

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