Press for Boxee

Look, folks, the facts are these. You can get all worked up over that big, looming election, with its Democrats and Republicans and Tea Partiers and obsessively-tracked statistics and infuriating debates about the site of a former Burlington Coat Factory in downtown Manhattan. Or you could pay attention to the election that really matters, the one that will really affect your day to day life: The fall 2010 Internet-TV Election.

As the sofa wars heat up and big companies like Amazon, Google and Apple push their way into the living room, there are smaller outfits in this market that are offering some interesting and enticing options too.

I probably watch more internet TV than regular television, but to tell you the truth, I don’t really notice the difference any longer. TV is TV, and it doesn’t matter to me what wire or cable is involved in delivering it to the screen.

Boxee is going to switch its integrated web browser from Mozilla’s Gecko to Webkit with its next major update, I was told by Boxee Lead Apps Developer and Community Evangelist Rob Spectre. The switch is an attempt to make full use of HTML5 within Boxee, but it should also help with accessing a wider array of video content that’s not yet available through dedicated Boxee apps.