4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 1, 2013 3:58 AM by martbr
deanfrommaui Level 1 Level 1

Does anyone have an alternative for Front Row?
I used to use it all the time to watch movies and play music...Apple dropped it for ATV?

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion
  • Rudegar Level 7 Level 7

    if I were you I would look at






    all are free and much better then front row ever were

  • PattieLennoah Level 1 Level 1

    None of them work with the Apple Remote. I'm disabled and have times I can't get out of bed. I have a full terrabyte of movies and tv shows on an external hard-drive which I was easily able to access with Front Row. I use it almost daily. I have Mountain Lion on my MacBook Pro, but won't upgrade my iMac until I can figure out a way to utilise my remote and access my movies.

  • trekiee Level 1 Level 1

    this is a real issue, apple threw front row under the bus with lion.  this is absolutely crazy it was a great product that we all used. they have it on appletv just don't want us using other sources with it. i'm using vlc now which works nicely just not with the apple remote.  my apple remote doesn't even work with the imac at all since i updated with mt lion.  same on you apple, you don't get rid of something without a replacement. i would actually remove mt lion in a heart beat and go back but i do like the other things it did.. 

  • martbr Level 1 Level 1

    I would suggest nessMediaCenter (http://www.nessmediacenter.com) – it is like FrontRow based on functionally the system offers. That way it is small (6 MB) and uses less CPU than others.

    And it offers access to internet content (e.g. DailyMotion, YouTube) Aperture, iPhoto, iTunes and Miro media as well as local folders.

    It can be remote controlled with Apple remote control or an (free of charge) app for iPhone/iPod touch called "NV Remote".