New Boxee Beta Brings Streaming Movie Library to Your Desktop

Aug 26, 2010

Home Theater PC program adds steaming movie library from YouTube, Hulu.

Boxee, the cross-platform Home Theater PC program for Linux, OS X, and Windows, has released beta 0.9.22.13692 and with it comes the addition of the Boxee Movie Library and 200 movies that range from well known to obscure to 'wha?'.

Boxee uses streaming services from YouTube and Hulu to populate its video channel, but will also play local media as well as streaming media from sites such as Netflix and Pandora. Boxee supports social networking features that allow users to recommend and share information with other users through Facebook and Twitter.

The architecture itself is based on the XBMC media center, which is available under GNU GPL, and additional proprietary software. The XBMC code can be downloaded via Boxee's site here. The Boxee application can be downloaded at boxee.tv/download/.

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