Browsing is the thing that we cannot do with the new Apple TV. There is no Safari application on it to do that, and Apple TV is not allowing any browser apps on it. But, on Github forum, we can find a TVOS Web Browser sample project with UIWebKit as a privateAPI, result from steventroughtonsmith.
The demo of TVOS Browser has been downloaded on YouTube and it gives the idea of a browser on Apple TV. The browsing navigation uses a new Apple TV remote:
- Tap on the center of the touch area of the Apple TV Remote to switch between cursor & scroll mode.
- Click the touch area to click.
- Menu will navigate back.
- The Play/Pause button will let you input URLs (no fuzzy matching or auto-search).
On that video, he accessed the Apple website and scrolling looks smooth. Using the Apple TV remote gives a comfortable experience with a glass surface as a trackpad. It seems promising, but unfortunately Apple will not approve this application to their App Store. If you are interested with the browser concept on Apple TV, let us know in the comment below.
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