Previous 1 2 3 Next 348 Replies Latest reply: Nov 4, 2015 1:09 PM by Brian Zebeaune Branched to a new discussion.
louid Level 1 Level 1

I'm sure I'm like a lot of other people here.   I want my Front Row back.....  


I listen to a lot of Podcasts, watch movies from an SMB share, look at my photos, oh and listen to music.   Front Row has done this for year after year, and last night, once I found it was gone, I wanted to go back to SL.  How can Apple think they'll ship the new OS without the media center (Front Row) which has been around since what?  2005-8? 


Honestly, if this is some sort of push (on their part) to their iCloud crap, they are in for a rude awakening.


Apple should stop taking away our functionality.   This one step forward and two steps back is getting really lame.


Plus, there also seem's to be a lot of bugs.   new one for me is then I have my two 24" displays connected (3 screens total).  Once I plug my iPXXXXX in both 24" displays go back!!!   OMG  The insanity!!!





17, Mac OS X (10.7)
Solved by Gustafsson on Jul 31, 2011 6:00 AM Solved
Here is the reason I will not upgrade to LION. I purchased a MacMini and a remote control earlier THIS YEAR and set it up in my living room and connected a 42 inch monitor through HDMI. Now when I come home at night I have news podcasts from some of the world media waiting for me. All I have to do is to grab the remote and I am getting my news updates. I don't want to use a keyboard and a mouse because I have a todler who won't leave those alone. When I want to play music for my child I use the same remote to access my whole music library. My system works with FRONT ROW. I don't want to mess up my system with 3rd party applications. I am very disappointed that Apple took something that works perfectly for a lot of us and discontinued it. I will not upgrade to Lion until it includes Front Row.
Reply by louid on Jul 31, 2011 4:35 PM Helpful
Yes, I won't be upgrading my mac mini as well.  I just wish I didn't upgrade my macbook pro, and I won't be upgrading my other MacBook Pro as well. At least until they bring Front Row Back.   As for the reported "ton's of bugs" I don't see that at all. 
Reply by louid on Jan 17, 2012 6:55 AM Helpful
Hey macoholic2011,I didn't try this particular post from lowbatteries, but I did try a previous one that had the install file  It did work for photo's and movies, but NOT for music or podcasts.   Which in my case is the most important to me.  I did not upgrade the rest of my mac's to Lion, and WILL NOT unless front work is put back into the mix! Just my 2 cents.Louis

All replies

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8

    Where to send product feedback to Apple:


  • douglasnelson Level 1 Level 1

    I agree. I use Front Row all the time especially for viewing photographs as I am  a professional photographer. This is exceptionally annoying. Would love to hear from Apple about this but I won't get my hopes up....

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8

    douglasnelson wrote:


    I agree. I use Front Row all the time especially for viewing photographs as I am  a professional photographer.



    I much prefer iPhoto or GraphicConverter for that purpose.

  • douglasnelson Level 1 Level 1

    Hi Klaus,

    Sorry I should have been a bit clearer. I use Front Row on my iMac 27 when friends want to see  some of my phootgraphy albums.  Never used iPhoto as I'm an Aperture user. Excuse the ignrance but could you let me know how you use graphic converter please ? Thanks


  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8

    GraphicConverter is one of the most useful application ever made for the Mac:



    One of its many features is an excellent slideshow facility.

  • douglasnelson Level 1 Level 1

    Many thanks Klaus. I'll check it out now.


  • Andy Vandenberghe Level 1 Level 1
  • douglasnelson Level 1 Level 1

    Many thanks Andy. Much appreciated.


  • George1967 Level 1 Level 1

    I'm with Louis here.  I use, or rather used, Front Row on a daily basis.  Didn't happen to notice anything within the Apple brochureware that indicated I'd lose Front Row if I upgraded to Lion.  I'm now seriously considering taking my Mac back to Snow Leopard as it's that much of deal breaker for me.  I used to mock my colleagues for having to put up with Windows Media Centre on their PCs when I had this simple and beautiful application. Okay, so maybe I'm going a bit overboard, but I'm that peeved about losing Front Row!  Grrrrr to Apple!

  • grimjed Level 1 Level 1

    I completely agree with the comments made so far.  What an incredibly bad move to remove Front Row from Lion!  I have a mid 2010 Mac Mini attached to my TV set and run Elgato Eye TV to record TV programs and Elgato Turbo.264 HD to encode videos into iTunes-friendly format.  iTunes and Front Row coupled with Candelair and Remote Buddy software give me an excellent media center.  I managed to get Front Row back in Lion following:



    but since I upgraded to iTunes 10.4, Front Row can no longer access content in iTunes.  I'm looking to roll back to iTunes 10.3.1.  I've also placed a call to Apple Support to give me possible options - perhaps refund my purchase of Lion so I can roll back to Snow Leopard.

  • Mell Level 1 Level 1

    I want Front Row too.! For me it was good easiest way to watch latest Movie trailers.

  • jogiba Level 1 Level 1

    I also use my Mac Mini in the living room as a media player so I will stick with SL 10.6.8 and iTunes 10.3.1 since I like the Front Row interface for viewing movie trailers etc.

  • verysideways Level 1 Level 1

    My little Apple remote is useless to me without Front Row.

    I bought my 24" display for my 13" Macbook Pro so i could watch movies and browse photos when my friends come round using my remote and Front Row.


    Seriously considering rolling back out of Lion because of the missing Front Row functionality.


    For the moment i am going to try the "hack", but if the hack works then why couldn't those idiots at Apple have just left it in and said they weren't going to develop it further. I'm not asking for new functionality, but don't take this away.

  • louid Level 1 Level 1

    I found this (Front Row Enabler for Lion) here, But it only will do your movies and Photo's at the moment (if you've upgrade to the lastest iTunes that is.)   Also  I've been playing with Plex and xbmc, both are good media players (Plex has a Netflix plugin which I like, but....   I don't have easy access to my music, and more important (to me at least) My Podcasts which I listen and watch all the time.

Previous 1 2 3 Next