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I use my Apple TV for just about everything, except browsing the Internet. Using my iPhone to mirror the images to my set-top box is a bit confusing and I tend to spend more time looking at my device than I do my television set.

AirWeb – Web Browser for Apple TV hopes to make your browsing experience a little bit easier with a specially designed display that basically turns your iPhone into a touch pad.

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The app uses your iOS device’s ability to mirror your mobile screen to your television set through Apple TV. Using a specially designed in-app browser, you can then take advantage of controls that were made just for the purpose of browsing the Internet on your T.V. without having to constantly look down at your iPhone to see where to place your fingers next.

The main feature is the on-screen arrow. You can move a visual cursor around on the screen by dragging your finger to where you want to go. Tap the screen to click on links, buttons, and more.

You can also scroll down a page by using a two-finger pan gesture. Or, touch and hold the screen for three seconds to activate the tilt-to-scroll feature, which allows you to scroll up or down on the screen simply by tilting your device.

Zoom in by double-tapping the screen or by using the more familiar way of pinching.

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Within the specially designed browser, you’ll also be able to swipe on the screen to the left or right in order to go back or forward between pages you’ve visited.

Thanks to the full-screen browser experience, you can show off your living room browser experience to friends and family without looking clumsy and awkward.

This app requires Apple TV 2 or 3 and iPhone 4S or newer (you can use an iPhone 4, but you’ll need a VGA/HDMI cable). It also supports all generations of the iPad mini, the iPad 2 or newer, and the fifth-generation iPod Touch.

AirWeb is available for $1.99. Download it in the App Store today.

What do you think of the AirWeb controller for Apple TV? Let us know in the comments.

  • timoever

    I gave this app a test run about 2 years ago and was done with it after about a day. If it hasn’t improved yet, I wouldn’t recommend

  • Jonathan

    Being pulled in 5…4…3…2…1…

    • I don’t think this will get pulled it’s been in the AppStore for a while now 😉

      • Ian Leon

        Yeah I saw this app on the top selling list last year. Pretty cool app

      • Ian Leon

        I bought it , never use it. But I might use it in the future , so I have it there.

  • smh

    Or you hook your laptop up to your tv and use a real browser….

    • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

      But who wants to do it the easy way when there’s the hard way that requires money and an article on how to do it.

    • Not sure how it is convenient to plug your laptop to your TV. I’d go the AirWeb way over plugging anything any day of the week. But yes, there is always a free way to do things. It doesn’t necessarily mean it is the best or most practical one.

      • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

        Who uses plugs? Airplay it.

      • Jeri

        Huh? What are you talking about? You don’t need wires to hook your laptop up to your tv…You don’t even need the laptop after you connect it.. you use wireless keyboard and mouse/trackpad

      • You are correct. You can connect your Mac to your Apple TV using AirPlay. However, not everyone has a Mac. Not everyone has a wireless keyboard or mouse. Based on that information, this app is a much less expensive alternative.

      • OS X has AirPlay mirroring for Mac users no complicated plugging and unplugging of cables necessary 😉

    • Ian Leon

      What about people who don’t have the adapter ? And do you know how popular apple TVs are ?

  • Midyro

    am I the only one who thinks it’s useless

    • Until Apple releases an Apple TV capable of 4K output with 4:2:2 chroma, then no, you’re not the only one who thinks that.

  • ShawnTXDFW

    If I were to buy an Apple TV, and I’m jailbroken, will I have to jailbreak the Apple TV to be able to mirror anything?! Or can I just use it regularly with my jailbroken iPhone? I want to buy one to mirror things like MovieBox. Never owned an Apple TV before. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • White Michael Jackson

      mostly everything, homescreen most apps youtube videos. moviebox works even when not jailbroken.

      • ShawnTXDFW

        Ok. Well that kind of clarifies things. That could be the only benefit of having an Apple TV I guess. I want to buy one but only if AirPlay works for such things.

      • ShawnTXDFW

        I did forget to mention I don’t have a Mac. I have a PC. Do I need a Mac to be able to use AirPlay?

      • David Chinchilla

        there is a program to airplay from a windows PC “AirParrot” is not free but it works.

  • Kernel Kosmos

    not working for me. can connect to tv via airplay. but cannot mirror. once i turn on mirror, airplay dropped from tv to phone. in both iPhone 4s and iPad mini 2.

  • Jason Whitaker

    This app is JUNK and completely WORTHLESS. It doesn’t work, crashes all the time, and should NEVER be recommended. I just lost a little respect for iDownloadblog for promoting such a horrible app.