I tunes store plugin for front row

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by tluptowski, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. tluptowski macrumors newbie

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    access itunes store through front row??
    I currently have a 2.26gz, 2gddr, 160ghd mini I got as a refurb off the apple site for 499. I love it. Got it connected to a 28inch I-Inc monitor and also have an elgato eyetv hybrid stick plugged in.
    Love it, primary interface I use is front row, with plugins for Hulu, Plex, Boxee, and Eyetv. I control everything even the eyetv with the little apple remote. I can get to my Netflix through Boxee or Plex. Planning on dropping cable and just pulling local over the air HD with the EyeTV, I can get plenty of content through hulu, Boxee and Plex.

    The only thing I see that apple tv has that I wish I could do is access the Itunes store. I wish there was an I tunes store plugin for front row for purchasing/renting content or browsing podcasts and Itunes U. Anybody have any suggestions?
     
  2. sapporobaby macrumors 68000

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    Hi, and a great question. It appears that Apple has forgotten Front Row. In its current form it sucks pretty badly.

    Now do not be fooled by those here that will say Plex is a Front Row replacement because it isn't. Until Plex can access DRM'd content the same way Front Row can, Plex will be a plugin that can play all other content.
     
  3. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    It can, Just checked to make sure, using the Plex media server, i have files that are listed in iTunes as "Protected AAC audio file" and they play in plex
     
  4. sapporobaby macrumors 68000

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    How about movies as most audio in iTunes is DRM free?
     

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