While some appear content to sit on the sidelines, Boxee beats the big-time HTPC software companies to the punch by integrating Hulu, CBS, Comedy Central, and MySpaceTV streaming players into their software. This alone should give Vista Media Center, SageTV and BeyondTV pause as web-based video/television/movie content has clearly become important to the end user. The new, alpha version of Boxee includes:
- Streaming TV shows, movies and clips from Hulu, CBS, Comedy Central and MySpaceTV
- Major changes to the UI
- Web interface to adding RSS feeds
- Improved performance
Current Alpha versions support Linux, Mac OS X, and AppleTV with a Windows version scheduled for release later this fall. Those who already have an alpha account, click here to download the updated software. Those in need of an invite, simply leave a comment requesting one – we’ve got you covered.
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