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Boxee is a simple way of viewing online movies, music, TV, and photos. Online TV, movies, music, and photos - made easy for couch potatoes.

Features & Benefits: Designed for the TV using a Remote Control - connect your computer to a TV using an DVI/VGA to HDMI cable.

On a laptop or connected to an HDTV, Boxee's free software lets you navigate all your personal movies, TV shows, music and photos, as well as streaming content from websites like MLB, Netflix, Pandora, Last.fm, and Flickr from one screen with a remote.

What's New

Version 1.5.0:

Version 1.5 of Boxee is currently being tested by Boxee Box Early Access users and will soon be available in Beta. We plan to release 1.5 together with Live TV later in January. Here's some of the new features you can look forward to on the Boxee Box...

  • Home Screen - We've added links to the standard menu to launch the Browser and Live TV (once you've attached the more...

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Jdgicker Member IconReview+2
Jdgicker
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frequent crashes negate the usefulness.

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Version 1.5.0
Randyharris Member IconReview+21
Randyharris
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Boxee made the final version 1.50 available for download here:

http://code.google.com/p/boxee-for-computers/

(unsupported)

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Version 1.5.0
Doug S. Member IconComment+197
Doug S.
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Wait... So they are or they aren't doing desktop versions of this anymore? Because the official word was Boxee on the desktop was dead. And yet... Here this is.

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Version 1.5.0
Negritude
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1.5.0 was the last version.

Libertyforall1776 Member IconComment+1130
Libertyforall1776
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Download link is dead... :(

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Version 1.5.0
Libertyforall1776
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Ok, this is a mess-up, MU, Boxee and Boxee Media Manager are completely separate apps!

OSX-FTW! Member IconComment+222
OSX-FTW!
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My mouse only can travel about 50% across the screen here in version 1.5. I had to revert back to the stable build. :(

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Version 1.5.0
Tim27 Member IconComment+554
Tim27
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Apparently, 1.5 will be the final version of the desktop app. They are concentrating only on their Boxee device from now on.

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Version 1.5.0
Y-Guy
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Guess I'm happy I never could get Boxee to work well for my needs, now they are they dropping it I have nothing to lose nor invested in it.

Negritude
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Here's the full note about this:

http://blog.boxee.tv/2011/12/26/boxee-1-5-fall-software-update/

"Growing Past the PC

This 1.5 release will be the last version of Boxee for PC/Mac/Ubuntu. It will be available on Boxee.tv through the end of January.

We believe the future of TV will be driven by devices such as the Boxee Box, Connected TVs / Blu-Rays and 2nd screen devices such as tablets and phones. While there are still many users who have computers connected to their TVs, we believe this use case is likely to decline as users find better alternatives. People will continue to watch a lot of video on their computer, but it is more likely to be a laptop than a home-theater PC and probably through a browser rather than downloaded software.

To our computer users… to those who have come out to our NYC and SF meetups, talked with us at Engadget, GDGT, and Giz Gallery events, or enjoyed Austin BBQ with us during SxSW, or simply messaged with us on Facebook, Twitter, and our forums… thank you for all your support – we would not be where we are today without you. But we can’t stay here.

We are excited about the upcoming release of Boxee Live TV and our new product roadmap for 2012. If you are a current Boxee user on a computer we hope that you will enjoy 1.5 and maybe when you are ready to retire that good ol’ HTPC/Mac Mini you will decide to get a Boxee Box.

Sincerely,

Team Boxee"

Jeff-H. Member IconComment+188
Jeff-H.
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The reason I got Boxee was to watch Vudu content. I linked my accounts no problem and see my rentals, however when I go to watch an movie (SD, all I've got so far), the movie plays for less then a minute and then I hear the fan of my mini spin up and it freezes, requiring a force stop.
This has happened 3 times, which is every time.
I have a brand new mini, 10.7.2, 8gb ram and newest Boxee.

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Version 0.9.23.15885
Blackmagic
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I know this is a late reply, but I was having the same problem, and it's the same on the Windows version of Boxee. They "fixed the glitch" by removing Vudu support for Boxee. Ugh.

Rubaiyat Member IconComment+567
Rubaiyat
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Does this have anything over XBMC?

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Libertyforall1776 Member IconComment+1130
Libertyforall1776
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Boxee really needs a Crackle.com plugin! ;-) Some pretty good free content there...

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Jazzyguy Member IconComment+3698
Jazzyguy
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I found my movies under my files/home/movies. I wonder why they don't show under "Movies"

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Downloads 29,283
Version Downloads 557
License Free
Date 26 Dec 2011
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price Free