Apple TV Android

Discussion in 'Apple TV' started by comet, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. comet

    comet Well-Known Member

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    I know this is off topic, but there is no Apple TV section.

    Since the Apple TV 2 runs off the iPhone OS, could we get android running on it?
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    Tkf1 Community Development Staff Member

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    Android on an Apple TV? First get it older devices.
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    XxRedRumxX Well-Known Member

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    One question.
    Why??
  4. comet

    comet Well-Known Member

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    Android TV? Lol. Google's already coming out with that... of course.
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    Well that's actually not a terrible idea, the Google TV is Android based, and can be customized easily to a manufacturer's liking, and we have an iBoot exploit for the Apple TV so maybe we can install Android for Google TV's ? It's an idea..
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    Interesting. Could work!
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    Why not?
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    It would give more possibility for the Apple TV 2. I mean now it can only stream. The Google TV can get android apps, browse the web fully with flash in Google Chrome and much more. So android would make it better!
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    _JKK_ Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, it sounds to me like some of you need to research what Google TV is a bit more thoroughly...

    As of now, there are no apps available. There is no App Store. Basically, you get a browser on your TV (along with some streaming services, YouTube, etc.).

    I think that Google TV (not the same as Android, though similar) on the Apple TV would be a fun side project for a clever hacker, but I doubt it will ever actually be stable enough to be used day in, day out as your main TV device.

    Plus, there are a couple ways that Google TV is different that would cause some major problems (i.e., it tries to be the end-all set top box, while AppleTV is an in-addition type of thing).
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    God, if only the Apple TV had bluetooth. I'd be a happier trooper.

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