If you have Apple TV set in your home then you should know that it is possible to install a Web Browser so you can use it to surf the internet when you need it. In this short post I will explain to you how to make the installation. Remember that this method cannot be done thru your Mac App Store and that is why you will need to side load TV OS Browser on your Apple TV.
How to make an installation of a Web Browser on Apple TV
- Begin by sideloading the TvOSBrowser on the Apple TV (during the procedure you will probably see an error message –“UiWebView” is unavailable/not available on TVOS.
- Go to the Applications folder
- From it right click XCode app and find and select the Show Package Content
- Now press DeveloperàPlatformsàAppleTVOS.platformàDeveloperàSDKsàAPpleTVOS.sdkàusràinclude.
- Click twice on Availability.h to launch the Xcode
- Now find these lines:
- Replace the lines with:
- Save the made changes to Availability.h
- Start rebuilding the TvOSBrowser using the Play button in Xcode and after a short time the TvOSBrowser should be build successfully
- Find the TvOSBrowser icon on your Apple TV and try to browse web content from your TV
#define __TVOS_UNAVAILABLE __OS_AVAILABILITY(tvos,unavailable)
#define __TVOS_PROHIBITED __OS_AVAILABILITY(tvos,unavailable)
Replace With This Command
#define __TVOS_UNAVAILABLE_NOTQUITE __OS_AVAILABILITY(tvos,unavailable)
#define __TVOS_PROHIBITED_NOTQUITE __OS_AVAILABILITY(tvos,unavailable)
The entire process is easy and will take only a short time. Please note that this is not a professional browser like the one found on your iPhone/Mac or iPad. It only supports basic features but I believe that they too will get the job done. Hopefully in the future the developers will come up with better features and options.
Web Browser on Apple TV basic Features
- You can change the cursor to scroll mode and vice versa by taping on the centre of touch of the remote of Apple TV
- Press on the touch area and click
- Go back with the help of the menu
- If you want to type in URL address just use the Play/Pause button
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