Press for Boxee
Boxee, the much loved media center software, is out with a new beta version. Boxee Beta 0.9.22 now includes an expanded movie library with loads of indie flicks, an indicator that alerts you when you’re offline, support for Google Buzz, and hardware accelerated video-decoding for Snow Leopard.
Boxee said Wednesday that it has added the foundation of a movie library or a store, including thousands of films from four launch partners.
Boxee, an Internet service that is adding a dedicated set-top box this November, said that it will partner with EZTakes, IndieMoviesOnline,MUBI, and OpenFilm. users will have to pair their account with MUBI to access it.
Boxee just added the Put.io app to its app library, making it possible to stream media straight from Put.io’s servers to your Boxee client. Put.io is one of many services allowing users to remotely download and store media, and it’s particularly useful if you tend to get lots of content from torrent sites. Put.io users can download torrent files straight to the company’s servers and then stream them to any browser, and now to Boxee as well.
Our Friends over at HomeTheater.co.il published the first Hands-on review of the Boxee Box, the first media player from Boxee and D-Link. This is pretty much a world exclusive considering that the device isn't scheduled to ship until November of this year. Of course, it helps that Boxee is a startup company from Israel! For those of you unfamiliar with Boxee, their software can be downloaded already online for free. Boxee lets you watch movies, TV shows and clips from the Internet on your TV or computer. Basically, you install their free software on an affordable computer, like a Mac Mini or Acer Revo, and connect it to your TV (with an HDMI or DVI cable depending on what you have). To navigate Boxee from your couch, you can use an Apple Remote, an iPod Touch, iPad, or one of several PC-remotes available.