Boxee. My new favorite Internet Media Player

boxee_logoIf you haven’t heard of boxee it is an open source application that puts a frontend over the media we stream over the internet. Think of it as your Tivo interface with the recorded programs folder replaced by the content offered by last.fm, and hulu. Another way to look at it would be what Apple TV should have been. Awesome!

Boxee runs on Linux, OSX, and Windows. The Linux and OSX beta clients are open to download but the Windows beta is still an invite only deal.

I have been using boxee for a couple of weeks now and I can say I am in love. No more visting each individual web site to look for content. I just launch boxee and surf the content on most of the major media sites just like I am changing channels on my T.V.

Boxee comes with the ability to play content directly from Hulu, Comedy Central, CBS, Last.fm, Netflix, MySpaceTV and a number of other sources. Seeing it is open source and based on the XBOX Media Center project there are a number of additional plugins for other sites available with new ones showing up in their forums every day. I found this Adult Swim plugin on their forum. No more missed episodes of Robot Chicken. I couldn’t be happier.

I can’t explain it as well as the video below so check it out.

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Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis is the founder of Wi-Phye Consultants LLC, a Cleveland OH based Local SEO agency and Web Design Firm servicing clients all over Ohio and the nation. You can contact him on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn or by email.