FireCore Brings and Web Browser to Hacked AppleTV [Video]

Evan Selleck - Nov 18, 2010
FireCore Brings and Web Browser to Hacked AppleTV [Video]

If you got yourself an AppleTV, you knew what you were buying: a device that had one, and only one thing to do: stream media. You get your videos, movies, and music, but other than that, you’re left with a big gaping hole in the features set. But, obviously the hacking community believes there’s some room for improvement, and so they’ve managed to take the time and bring some new features to the AppleTV product.

Namely, and a Web browser. Thanks to FireCore, the tweak is set to release the music streaming service thanks to the packaged called aTV Flash (black). The package doesn’t just include, either. You’ll also be able to surf the Internet, thanks to the integrated Web browser that the developers of the package included. As you can see from the image above, you’ll not only get the Internet, but also a huge mouse icon.

The hack only works if you’ve got yourself a jailbroken AppleTV, so if you’re not someone who wants to deal with that aspect of an Apple product, then this won’t be for you. However, if you like living on the edge, and want to get a few more functionality bullet points for your AppleTV, here’s your chance. If you are interested in seeing what it’s like, check out the video below.

[via 9to5Mac]

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