centic has released a frappliance for the Apple TV that will read RSS feeds.
This is great work so far. I'm curious to see the source code for pulling external data into the Apple TV Menu. I would really like to see support for video podcast rss feeds in a future version of this. Something that can just stream video urls right off the rss feed.
The plugin community needs a good solid frappliance example that can pull in external data, then lots of fun content plugins like this can be created. For someone who does not know xcode, it's a bit hard to get started with frappliance development at the moment.
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