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7362 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: May 28, 2009 3:44 AM by evands
i should also add that after viewing the app in the store, it clearly DOES state that the installation of a "hack" is required for it to work.
i'm surprised that apple have allowed this app on to the store, as the use of it requires you to hack the appletv. MBP C2D 2.4GHz Mac Mini G4 AppleTV iPhone 3G 16GB iPod Classic 80GB, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
I did a search and the 2 rowmote apps are the only ones that showed up (don't remember exactly what my search string was).
In truth, I was really looking for an app more like "rowmote" that simulated/replaced the small remote that came with the Apple TV in case I lost the little bugger. I just downloaded the free "remote" and it seems to be useful, but limited in that it still takes the small standard remote to turn the Apple TV on.
Also, while I didn't play with it very long, it doesn't seem to control access to rented movies (which I have one of waiting to be viewed.) It does show other "owned" video that I synced with my iTunes account.
Guess I didn't read far enough down in the description to see that I had to "hack" my IT in order for it to work. It does work great with my MB, but I have no use for it there.
As far as my wasted buck, I've wasted several other buck on Apps that didn't cut the mustard or failed to hold my interest.
Too bad they don't have a free tryout period for Apps. You pays your money and you takes your chances in App Land.MacBook 3.1 S.R. Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz 4GB, Mac OS X (10.5.7), IT 8GB IP3G 16GB
I'm the developer of Rowmote.
I'm sorry to hear that there was some confusion with the requirements of using Rowmote on your Apple TV. As Chenks noted, I do try my best, in multiple places in the App Store description, to make the need for a hack clear (it's noted first in the 'works with' section and then again in the 'requirements' section). The instructions are available for free before purchasing at www.rowmote.com.
All that said, I've certainly made impulse purchases myself, and I think there is no reason for you to have paid for a program you're not using. Macaby, if you'll contact me directly via email (you can find my contact information from rowmote.com) I will be more than happy to send you a full refund (including the 30% which Apple takes and which I am unable to get back).Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7)