If you haven’t come across Boxee yet, you’re in for a treat. Boxee is a free, open-source software platform that lets users control their media from a computer-connected TV. Like other media applications, you can watch movies or web video, listen to music, browse photos and more, all with your remote control.
- Firstly, Boxee are announcing support for BBC iPlayer! This is a major integration considering it was only a few weeks back that Mac/Linux support were announced by the BBC. Sadly, it is only available to UK users however I have a good feeling the BBC will open up the service (supported by ads) in the very near future.
- That’s not all, they’ve also integrated Joost. Joost’s content library has grown impressively over recent months with TV Shows, Web Videos, music videos and movies – all now available via Boxee. This is an interesting turn of events considering Joost recently abandoned the desktop application for an in-browser experience.
- For the MTV heads out there, Boxee have added support for MTV’s latest release MTV Music allowing you to search by artist, song or just have a browse.
I have yet to try out the additional releases but if the integration is up to the standard of previous releases, this should be a slick iteration.
Finally, in respect to availability, Boxee have opened up the alpha release to Mac, Ubuntu and Apple TV – all you need to do is signup. Windows is also moving into private-alpha, which will still require an invite but apparently invites are being sent in the thousands so you shouldn’t need to wait long.
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