Newbie. What is front row good for???

I am new to this stuff. I have had an mac mini for a few years. Did not know about this front row till i press the remote on my apple tv and it poped up. Just looks like a short cut menu…what can I do with it? Anything special? Can I use it in conjuction with my xbmc? Thanks.

Hello XMBC if you can install on your apple tv. Which version have the AppleTV, 3? 2?