Fullscreen iPad Apps Running on the Apple TV [Video]

Posted January 1, 2012 at 6:31pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 26413 views

Steve Troughton-Smith and @TheMudKip have made more progress on their hack allowing iOS applications to run on the Apple TV.

Much of today was spent making apps run as the full-screen iPad versions. I started writing a new launcher from scratch for the TV form factor; as of right now it's not using IR remote input - we're controlling most things from VNC or over SSH.

Here you can see me demonstrating a few apps, like Facebook, Maps, Safari and YouTube. Most apps (and games) from the App Store should work too. As you can see, iOS kinda works on larger screens!


Once the developers have completed their work you should be able to run any iOS application on a jailbroken Apple TV. We'll keep you up to date on their progress.

Take a look at the video below...

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dxrock - January 2, 2012 at 7:56pm
If this can run things like BBC iplayer and other TV catch up apps and lovefilm and sky go apps then am defo getting another apple TV for the bedroom. Also when the onlive app comes out that would be cool saves buying there consol
galosat - January 2, 2012 at 6:45pm
Awesome! I already love my apple tv 2 with xbmc and firecore stuff so this would just make it a killer machine! Can;t wait!!!
David Robertson - January 2, 2012 at 12:46am
Skyfire would be great
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