Why TV Platforms Are Conduits and Apps Are Universal

TV Apps GraphicIt seems people have already started picking out their favorite TV / IPTV / OTT / Smart TV — or whatever buzz word you want use — platform, which is fine. We've been brought up in a world where you choose the platform / OS that serves you best. So far that's held true for [...]

ViewSonic Boxee-enabled Smart TV Demo at CES 2011

ViewSonic Boxee Smart TV Demo CES 2011ViewSonic surprised CES goers with their Boxee-enabled Smart TV, which makes use of Intel's CE4100 processor (the same one used in the Boxee Box). No official word on price, but the Smart TV is set to launch Q2 2011. Hopefully, by the time the TV is ready, customers will see the default Boxee UI theme [...]

Iomega Partners with Boxee for Its All New Iomega TV Product Line

Iomega TVLooks like the Boxee Box just got out boxed by a partner OEM. Iomega TV is a Boxee-powered media streamer with up to 2TB of internal storage. Think of it as a perfect competitor to the WD TV Live Hub. The Iomega TV, like the WD TV Live Hub, can function as a DLNA media [...]

Could the Rii Mini Wireless Keyboard with Touchpad Be the Ultimate HTPC Remote?

Rii Mini Wireless Keyboard In-handIf you own an HTPC, keeping an eye out the perfect wireless remote is just about an everyday affair. However, folks, I think this may be the one to hold the HTPC remote crown for some time. The Rii Mini Wireless Keyboard is designed to work with all versions of Windows and is compatible with [...]

XBMC and Boxee on Windows Get the Kinect Treatment, Courtesy of KinEmote

KinEmote Boxee DemoThought Kinect working with Windows Media Center was a cool? Check out the Kinect implementation for XBMC and Boxee. The KinEmote project, as its being called, uses the same PrimeSense drivers for Windows we saw demonstrated earlier, but the KinEmote devs have packaged them up in a way that's easy for people to install. Enjoy! Let us [...]

Boxee Founder: ‘People Don’t Want Web Browsing on Their TV’

Boxee Box Remote RenderingThis is funny. First Boxee was not interested in anything but delivering apps through its platform until Google TV came along. Then, this past September, Boxee announced that they were going to integrate a full WebKit browser into their upcoming version of Boxee that would embrace the open web and TV optimized web apps. Now, [...]

Fusion Research Integrates Boxee into Its Media Server Line

Fusion Research Boxee Media ServerEver wished someone created a media server solution, with Boxee as the front-end, that could handle your music, photo, and movie collection from one device? If yes, Fusion Research has now got you covered. The company's new Boxee-enabled media servers can rip DVDs and CDs directly to its hard-drive, stream content around the home, and [...]

Add Third-party Repositories to Boxee to Expand Your App Options

Boxee Add Repositories ScreenshotOne of my favorite Linux screencasters on YouTube, gotbletu, posted a video that shows how easy it is to expand your app/channel options in Boxee using third-party repositories (a technique that should be familiar to Linux users). Of course, Boxee has a support page devoted to the topic, but seeing a screencast should get you [...]