wemp is the most advanced media player for audio / video content from the public web which runs on Apple TV.
A companion iOS /Mac App and Safari Action Extension make it easy to navigate to the content. Once you start playing audio or video, the Apple TV App takes over. In contrast to AirPlay there is no need to keep the iOS App running.
An iOS device or a Mac is not required. There is also a web interface which allows control from any modern Webbrowser (Safari, Firefox, or Chrome recommended). You can start an audio / a video by using a bookmarklet from your Desktop.
wemp is the first video player on the Apple TV which can play at different speed rates from 0.1x to 2.0x.
The iOS companion app is included in the purchase. If you purchase wemp on the Apple TV you can download the companion app for free on iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch using the same App Store account and vice versa.
The Mac companion app can be downloaded for free.
The most convenient way to control wemp is to use the companion App 'wemp Remote' and it's Safari Action extension for iOS or their OS X counterparts.
Browse the web in Safari as usual. When you come across any media you want on your TV just launch the ‘Play Media On TV’ action and start to play. wemp will play the audio / video directly on your Apple TV - independent from the iOS device.
See Tips & Tricks for further informations.
The Apple TV app is included in the purchase. If you purchase wemp on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, the Apple TV app can be downloaded for free on the Apple TV using the same App Store account and vice versa.
As mentioned above, the most convenient way to control wemp is to use the companion app 'wemp Remote X' and it's Safari extension for OS X or their iOS counterparts.
See Tips & Tricks for further information.
wemp Remote X is a free app.
You can add bookmarks for Webpages by selecting the bookmark icon. The icon is not available on pages which already have been bookmarked.
Highlight the bookmark to delete. Then press and hold the touch pad on the remote. You will be asked to confirm the deletion.
Highlight any history item. Then press and hold the touch pad on the remote. You will be asked to confirm the deletion of the history.
Press and hold the touch pad on the remote while any item of the page is highlighted. This brings up a menu with a reload button.
While playing any media, press and hold the touch pad on the remote. It appears a menu with different playback speeds.
The Safari extension has to be enabled once after wemp Remote has been downloaded from the App Store. To do so tap the action button in Safari.
Swipe through the row of grayscale icons.
Turn on 'Play Media On TV'.
Move the row to the top by dragging the reorder handle. (Optional)
The extension is now enabled. You can dismiss the action sheet by tapping outside or tapping the 'Cancel' button.
To start media playback in wemp on the Apple TV from within Safari, tap the action button. (If video is playing on the iPhone, you have to stop it by tapping 'Done' to get to the action button.)
Tap 'Play Media On TV'. If there is no such action, make sure you have enabled the extension (see above).
The extension opens and loads the same webpage. Start playing the media you want to open on the TV.
If wemp is currently running on an Apple TV in your local network, the extension disappears and playback begins on the TV. Otherwise you will be prompted to start wemp.
To play media which requires to be logged in, you have to log in from within the extension or the app. There is no way to use the safari session.
Download the App from the link above. Depending on your browser settings, you may have to unpack the archive by opening it. Then move the app from your 'Downloads' folder to your 'Applications' folder.
Download the Safari Extension from the link above. Then open the 'wemp.safariextz' file in your 'Downloads' folder.
To use the Safari extension the App has to be installed, too (see above).
When you are visiting a website in Safari which contains audio or video you want to play on the TV, press the 'Play On TV' toolbar button.
If no audio or video is playing in Safari, start it now. As soon as the extension detects any playback, it pauses it in Safari and calls 'wemp Remote X' to start it on the TV.
When no Apple TV running wemp could be found in your local network, a dialog appears which requests you to launch it.
To play media which requires to be logged in, you have to log in from within the app. There is no way to use the safari session.
To open the page you are currently visiting using Safari in wemp Remote X, press and hold the 'Play On TV' toolbar button. This brings up a popup menu. Select 'Open webpage in 'wemp Remote X' app'.
For some sites browsing on the TV works fine.
To open the page you are currently visiting in Safari on the TV, press and hold the 'Play On TV' toolbar button. This brings up a popup menu. Select 'Open webpage in 'wemp' on Apple TV'.
wemp has an remote control API based on HTTP and WebSockets. This enables third parties to build alternative web-interfaces and apps. The 'wemp Remote' iOS app, the 'wemp Remote X' OS X app, and the built-in web-interface are all using this public API to communicate with 'wemp' on the Apple TV.
Check out the github repository at github.com/sptim/wemp.
The following CocoaPods are used to build the apps:
Your feedback is welcome!
My name is Tim and I am the developer behind wemp. I am not a big company and don't have any employees. There is no one helping me on processing incoming messages. I promise to read every one, but cannot respond to them all.
Thanks for your understanding.
My email address is email@example.com.
I also have registered a Twitter account for wemp related messages: @wempTV.