My favorite news that came out today with the 1.7 update to ATVFlash (Black) is the beta of AirControl. Not only does it open up lots of possibilities with regards to 3rd party remote control (Crestron, Control4) but it also works great with the free Mac application. Makes it super easy to control the AppleTV completely from Mac OS… and also to enter text (for searches, or inputting long URLs into Couch Surfer Pro.)
More info on the: Support page
Already we are seeing some add-ons to leverage this new control:
I thought I’d start a thread for more discussion. What other ideas do you have? How can the Mac app be improved?
I for one, would love to see an AirControl script (or better yet, a bookmarklet, and/or Safari extension?) to send the current URL to AppleTV’s CouchSurfer Pro. Navigating to launch CouchSurfer, and then copy-and-pasting the URL into AirControl’s text field works… but clicking a button sure would be easier. This workflow would make CouchSurfer a much more viable presentation tool.