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Boxee Adds KoldCast TV To Its TV Dream


More news from the ever-active Boxee team who today introduced support for KoldCast TV.

KoldCast TV has become one of Web’s leading destinations for great content (apparently).  Many of the service’s exclusive content partners were recently nominated for several Streamy awards (the Emmy’s of the web).

“Koldcast themselves continue to push the limits of video-streaming technology as their programming is delivered in crystal clear HD (720p) so it looks great on a big screen and shows are available worldwide,” Boxee affirms. Continue reading

Latest Boxee edition – back on the Apple TV

The Boxee team has just confirmed the return of Boxee to the Apple TV in the following note on the team’s blog, authored by Tom Sella.

“Last week, shortly after Avner’s post on the updated Beta version and the unfortunate lack of AppleTV support (unless you have your SSH teeth fully grown in), the powers that be resurrected the atvusb-creator for Mac.

“Yep. You can now, once more, pwn your AppleTV following these super simple instructions, and get the Boxee Beta on that shiny Apple box. In fact, if you already have Boxee Alpha installed, you should be able to just update Launcher and then update Boxee to achieve the same result

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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.

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Boxee unveils new beta, D-Link product partner

Front SMALLThe Boxee team have held good to their promise, delivering their first hardware partner (D-Link) and an all-new Beta of the Mac, PC and Apple TV-friendly multimedia service for digital lives.

Perhaps the big news delivered at the Music Hall of Williamsburg last night is that of the Boxee Box by D-Link, the first of what the team hopes becomes a family of products using the Boxee software. We’ll take a quick look at the new beta later in this report.

D-Link has been named first choice as the hardware partner to release a Boxee branded device for the living room (an Apple TV-killer?) the Boxee Box by D-Link.

This promises access to tens of thousands of movies & TV Shows, organisation and playback features for home movies and photos, and music playback from their home network or from Internet sources like Pandora.

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Hulu coming home to Boxee?

boxeenew1Statement from boxee on the release of the Hulu app for Mac and PC today:

“For those of you working on stories about today’s launch of the Hulu desktop application, I wanted to let you know about the blog post we’ve just put up in response.

“Hulu just launched their own boxee-like application for watching Hulu content. the new downloadable application is built to be used from the couch with a remote.

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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.”

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Boxee team release feature-packed new Mac alpha

boxeenew1Media fans be aware: the hard-working Boxee team have issued a fresh statement on their dealings with Hulu (which led to removal of support for the video service from Boxee), and also shipped an al-new alpha version of the software, equipped with an auto-update feature and “App Box” (Boxee’s version of the App Store), AND an RSS reader optimized for video feeds (including Hulu, Google Video, YouTube, and many others).

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UPDATED: Apple TV update boxes with Boxee again

apple-tvApple has once again bashed popular alternate media management and browisng software, Boxee, in the form of a new release of it Apple TV software.

Apple TV 2.3.1 slipped out to users quietly today. The software is only available using the Apple TV’s built-in update engine, but has the effect of rendering Boxee’s software unusable.

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Boxee now supports Netflix services

The developers behind popular multimedia software Boxee worked hard last week and today released a new version of the alpha software that’s equipped with support for online video streaming service, Netflix.

“While most people were chowing down on turkey and stuffing last week, the Boxee team was hard at work creating the next release of their Alpha,” the developers reveal.

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