iBrothers have been a fan of Boxee – a program which turns your MAC, PC or AppleTV into a media player, for some time.
Boxee is a free application which, when installed onto a MAC, Windows PC, Ubuntu or Apple TV, turns it into a powerful media player capable of playing back most video, music and picture formats available.
Boxee distinguishes itself from other media portals in a few ways.
- Boxee will inspect your local video files and using a database lookup allocates a thumbnail and synopsis to each video file. In the case of a TV series, it will also sort them into seasons with a synopsis for each episode.
- Boxee allows you to create an account and share information with other Boxee users
- Boxee has access to Apps which allows internet content such as Flikr and facebook
- Access to internet based video on demand services
While downloading and installing Boxee can be a little daunting to some, and getting it running on a PC connected to your TV does represent some complexities (even the AppleTV conversion isn’t without it’s limitations), once up and running, Boxee is a truly fantastic experience.
Introducing the Boxee Box
It was with great excitement to iBrothers then to learn that Boxee, partnered with D-Link, was bringing to market a dedicated box, preinstalled with Boxee to make hooking up Boxee to your TV a snap. Just this week, the Boxee Box was introduced to Australia.