No Frontrow?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by lhayati, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. lhayati macrumors newbie

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    Hey,

    Got Lion GM from work yesterday, but I have noticed that that frontrow is missing. Whats up with that?
     
  2. pdjudd macrumors 601

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  3. markrox7 macrumors 6502

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    I never used it and I just see it as a waste of space. It was buggy as hell for me anyways.
     
  4. Biolizard macrumors 6502

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    I suspect Apple would rather you purchase an AppleTV instead....
     
  5. pvinis macrumors newbie

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    It was pretty useless, but if you need it, download boxee or plex.
     
  6. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    Does the AppleTV allow you to view trailers for upcoming movies? That was the one thing I liked most about frontrow.
     
  7. Jerome Morrow macrumors 6502a

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    Wasted 5 megs oh my ...
     
  8. petvas macrumors 601

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    Yes, it does.
     
  9. cocacolakid macrumors 65816

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    You can install Plex on your Mac, which is free, has a nicer appearance than Front Row, and under Video Plug-Ins you can just do a single click to install Apple Movie Trailers in Plex (or any of a large selection of Plug-Ins), then have access to all of the trailers.

    http://www.plexapp.com/
     
  10. 840quadra Moderator

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    I am sure there will be a way to install it down the road. There have been patches to get Front Row installed on Macs that existed prior to it's initial release.

    I have Front Row currently installed on unsupported G3 and G4 powermac systems.

    it is sad / stupid to see it gone. Many of us never needed / wanted an AppleTV, as our PowerMac / iMac / Mac Mini systems functioned great as entertainment centers.
     
  11. sudosu macrumors newbie

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    nooooooooooooooooo.

    A feature i use daily, why take it out ?
     
  12. cocacolakid macrumors 65816

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    I agree. But Plex is nicer than Front Row. I used Front Row for years, but once I started using Plex I'm much happier with my Mac as an entertainment center.
     
  13. Lord Appleseed macrumors 6502a

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    Its pretty much known to be missing since DP1.
     
  14. teameurox macrumors regular

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    or just install mirow by fire core. After installing All i do is hit command esc and launches front row
     

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