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Web Browser and Last.fm Coming Soon to the Apple TV [Video]

Web Browser and Last.fm Coming Soon to the Apple TV [Video]

Posted November 17, 2010 at 9:34pm by iClarified
Firecore has demonstrated the Couch Surfer browser and Last.fm streaming on the new Apple TV via their upcoming aTV Flash (black) installer.

Here is their progress report...

Installer - 95% Complete
The new installer communicates directly with the AppleTV (no wires or USB drives required) and allows aTV Flash (black) to be installed onto the AppleTV in just minutes. Once installed additional apps (and updates) can be installed from the newly added 'Maintenance' item (as shown in the Couch Surfer video demo below).


Couch Surfer - 65% Complete
Couch Surfer is coming along exceptionally well. Most of the major hurdles have been overcome, basic browsing is working and we're striving to enable support for more advanced web plugins. A video demo of Couch Surfer running on the 2nd gen AppleTV can be seen below.

Last.fm - 85% Complete
Streaming Last.fm radio isn't far away - we've updated most of the critical components for the new AppleTV and also added a new slideshow layout. A video demo of Last.fm in action can be seen below.

Additional Video Codecs & NAS Streaming - 15% Complete
Not surprisingly this has turned out to be no trivial task - because of this we've teamed up with a few outside developers to move things along a bit more quickly. We'll have more info as things progress but unfortunately this probably won't make it into the initial beta version. The end goal however remains the same - robust support for non-itunes media (including DVD files).

You can take a look at the video below to see Firecore demonstrate the Installer, Couch Surfer, and Last.fm functionality.


Read More [via 9to5Mac]




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