Friday, February 27, 2009
A few days ago I stumbled across Understudy which lets you watch Hulu and Netflix from inside Front Row on your Mac. As there wasn't much on TV last night, I decided to test it out. I have an old MacBook Pro whose screen backlight died but is otherwise fully functional. I threw a copy of Understudy on it and hooked it up to the TV in the living room. Much to my delight it worked like a charm. I could use my Apple Remote to browse and navigate the shows and movies in my Hulu and Netflix queues. The only real issue I had was that I couldn't always trigger full screen mode in Hulu via the remote. This is a known bug so I expect it will eventually be fixed.