1 Reply Latest reply: Jul 15, 2013 10:22 AM by grannersteven93
andrea rossi1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have tried contacting support and the local store but all I have found out is that Frontrow isn't supported anymore though lack of interest.


I found that all my old movies still play in Frontrow but all but one of recent downloads from iTunes just plays audio with a black screen.


The Apple suggestion was to download a third party programme to replace Frontrow.


Apple mentioned XBMC and Plex appears to be an alternative.


I haven't tried any alternatives and would be interested to know if anyone uses these and if they are easy to use without being a computer programmer.  Also do they work with the white remote?


New iMacs don't even come with a remote.


I mainly use my iMac as a multimedia centre and was building up an iTunes movies folder, even though the movies can be more expensive.


The recent movies still play directly from iTunes but having to start the movie from the iMac seems a really backwards step.


Support claim that my problem is uncommon and they don't have a fix.


I am using Snow Leopard.  By the way Lion doesn't even include Frontrow.


This appears to be really stupid of Apple and has stopped me buying movies from iTunes.  One of the features that set iMacs apart from PC's is their out of the box setup with remote access to your media.


Get your act together Apple and fix this problem!


Does anyone have any advice on this issue.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Front Row iTunes movies won't play
  • grannersteven93 Level 2 (150 points)

    I was annoyed when I saw that Apple killed support for FrontRow too. I'm not sure why they would do this, I liked to use it all of the time.

    Plex and XBMC are certainly good alternatives and is probably what you'll want to use to replace FrontRow. (Plex would be my first choice:) )


    Another suggestion might be to get an Apple TV to solve this issue. I'm assuming you used FrontRow while your computer was connected to a TV or monitor. An Apple TV has the same sort of interface as FrontRow and would surely play your iTunes Movies.


    I kinda hope they bring it back in the future :/

    Hopethis helped!