Launching applications via the Apple Remote

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jfruh, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. jfruh macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2002
    Hi all-

    I would really like to set up a Mac mini as a media player for my living room, and interact with it exclusively (or almost exclusively) with the Apple Remote. I've been playing with my laptop hooked up to my TV and it seems that the apps I'd use -- Plex, Front Row, and Hulu Dekstop -- work great with the Apple Remote. Unfortunately, I can't figure out an easy way to launch those apps without a mouse and keyboard.

    There obvious solution is Remote Buddy, which for the most part works great -- except it doesn't work properly with Hulu Desktop. Grr! Does anyone know of any other options?

    Thanks in advance,
  2. Phatpat macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2003
    Cambridge, MA
    There are several front row plugins for Hulu Desktop, so you could open front row with the remote, then Hulu Desktop from there. Not sure about Plex. That's what I have been doing for awhile.

    I've been trying the Rowmote iOS app lately, which looks like the apple remote but lets you select applications. So far so good.

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