Boxee Hulu story hits fresh hurdles

boxeeMore news from the Boxee team – Hulu has blocked the software’s new RSS feature in order that Boxee cannot be used to access Hulu’s public RSS video feeds.

The team explained: “We just found out that Hulu blocked the Boxee browser from accessing the Hulu site. However, since then the Boxee people have managed to get these Hulu feeds working. “Over the weekend we will make an update to the user interface that will show a status message indicating whether Hulu is currently working or not.”

“This is a disappointing development since their RSS feeds are publicly available, and our browser, while optimized for a great 10-foot video experience, is no different in how it accesses this content than Internet Explorer, Firefox, Flock, Opera or any of the other browsers out there.

“To our users: if you choose to use Boxee as your media browser to view legal and publicly available content on the Internet, we will do everything we can to ensure that you can access it, no matter what the source.”

Boxee’s developers will keep users updated as events unfurl through their blog and via Twitter (@boxee). “While some of the best things in life are free, sometimes you have to work hard to get them…,” they observe.

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