First time using this site. Just saw it said Waiting...
So to answer your question:
I assumed this is how it's done for Netflix and so on. There doesn't seem to be any way to do that. It's a new machine so i am reluctant to take the hard disc out and access it from my Linux PC, assuming that the device is a Linux box anyway
Maybe I don't understand. When I want to connect to Netflix or Amazon I see an Icon on the screen. I move the cursor around via the remote control until it is highlighting the service I want to connect to. I then press Ok on the remote and it takes me to that service. I want to put an Icon on the screen so i can access some service. It might be for example STV ( which is the area we used to live ) rather than ITV. It could be anything like that.
Okay, Thanks Richard,
I don't know what it involves to create a suitable app. I have written quite a lot in python and some in php but I suspect these apps will need to be lower level and probably in C or a derivative. Ah well it looks like it's not to be.