Boxee Beta Goes Public, Download Now

Boxee-BetaThe Boxee Beta is officially out.

The Beta is available for Mac, Windows and Ubuntu (including 64bit). The version is still not available for Apple TV, yet, but Boxee is working with the atv-creator community, and “look forward to having news on this front”.

The Beta has already been tested by tens of thousands of early access users on all different platforms. Hundreds of bugs have been addressed or noted and the developers are working to resolve these.

“We feel the version deserves the upgrade from Alpha grade to Beta grade, and we’re going to spend the next year improving it, so we can release 1.0 at CES next year,” they said.

Boxee has signed an agreement with TV.com to bring their show and community information into the Boxee Beta’s TV Show menu. “We’ll be working over the coming months to give Boxee users access to great TV.com content on popular shows like Family Guy, Heroes, NCIS, South Park, House, and How I Met Your Mother.”

blip.tv, IGN and an application for upcoming move, The Wolfman also feature in this new software release.

New features in this version include a re-designed the home screen to make it easier to navigate to your favorite content. The menu move to front and center. See recommendations from friends on boxee, Facebook or Twitter (Feed), recommendations from Boxee’s staff and partners (Featured) and the latest episodes from your favorite shows or things you’ve saved for later (Queue). More on this beta here.

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