Boxee
Boxee
1.5.0

3.9

Boxee free download for Mac

Boxee1.5.0

27 December 2011

Simple way of viewing online movies, music, TV, and photos on your iPad.

Overview

Note: Boxee is no longer under development, the download provided here is an archive download.

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 in Boxee

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 dongle). We also gave the featured section a small facelift.
  • Menu - The Menu is now more accessible, popping up as an overlay that lets you quickly navigate between different sections or search. we also optimized search to minimize the number of clicks.
  • Movies & TV Shows - We updated the layout of Movies and TV Shows for easier navigation by Genre and Source as well as providing quick access to trailers.
  • There is also a new Movie details screen with extended synopsis and cast & crew information. For TV Shows it is now much easier to jump between seasons and see which episodes you already watched.
  • Watch Later & Friends - We expanded the thumbnails in Watch Later & Friends sections and now let you filter between clips, TV Shows and Movies.

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How would you rate Boxee app?

31 Reviews of Boxee

GeogProf
26 August 2010
Version: 0.9.22.13692

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Boxee STILL requires you to run Safari in 32-bit mode! For that alone, it deserves a 1-star review. It's now August of 2010, and Boxee has been in development since April 25, 2009 (v. 0.9.11.5774) -- and its devs STILL haven't been able to write it for Apple's contemporary operating system (10.6), which has existed since just a few months after Boxee was first released? That's a pretty sorry record. Perhaps they should start looking for a new career.
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Jdgicker
23 July 2012
Version: 1.5.0
frequent crashes negate the usefulness.
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randyharris
07 April 2012
Version: 1.5.0
Boxee made the final version 1.50 available for download here: http://code.google.com/p/boxee-for-computers/ (unsupported)
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Doug-S-
21 February 2012
Version: 1.5.0
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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Libertyforall1776
05 February 2012
Version: 1.5.0
Download link is dead... :(
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OSX-FTW!
27 December 2011
Version: 1.5.0
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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Tim27
27 December 2011
Version: 1.5.0
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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Jeff-H-
05 November 2011
Version: 0.9.23.15885
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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Rubaiyat
29 October 2011
Version: 0.9.23.15885
Does this have anything over XBMC?
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Libertyforall1776
15 May 2011
Version: 0.9.23.15885
Boxee really needs a Crackle.com plugin! ;-) Some pretty good free content there...
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Jazzyguy
12 March 2011
Version: 0.9.23.15885
I found my movies under my files/home/movies. I wonder why they don't show under "Movies"
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Jazzyguy
11 March 2011
Version: 0.9.23.15885
I like it but somehow it can't find all my movies. It only found one. Yet Front Row and XBMC found them all.
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Jazzyguy
11 March 2011
Version: 0.9.23.15885
Very nice Free App. I like it!
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Djefis
09 February 2011
Version: 0.9.23.15885
Good alternative to FrontRow.
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Libertyforall1776
15 January 2011
Version: 0.9.23.15885
Looks like Mac development has slowed down since the Boxee Box shipped... :-(
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Libertyforall1776
03 November 2010
Version: 0.9.23.15885
STILL not 64-bit, just like the XBMC it is based on... Boxee Beta 0.9.23 Release Notes New features with this version since Boxee Beta 0.9.22.136xx point release ------------------------------------------------------------ - VUDU Support - VUDU is our first premium pay-per-view movie service with access to new release movies as soon as they come out on DVD along with a huge catalogue of TV shows and critically acclaimed films.
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Libertyforall1776
04 September 2010
Version: 0.9.22.13692
STILL no PowerPC support, yet XBMC (which both Boxee and Plex are based) has no problem running on PPC Macs!
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Jeff-H-
03 September 2010
Version: 0.9.22.13692
I was a Plex user for sometime but Plex was giving me problems in a few areas. As this should be a review about Boxee and NOT a list of my problems with Plex I'll just say that Plex became unusable in many ways and I was sort of forced to use Boxee...I'm glad I was! I feel that Boxee has a more pleasant looking GUI, it seems a little less bloated, and I think it uses a bit less CPU than Plex. It also handles Digital audio with no problems, one of the problems I was having with Plex and was one of the deal breakers with Plex. I'm still getting familiar with Boxee and I'm sure there will be a thing or two that I miss about Plex but I'm happy to do a bit of exploring and check out this new media center (new for me anyway). All-in-all a very good experience so far!
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Michael-Fogler
26 August 2010
Version: 0.9.22.13692
Works well, but the app freezes when I try to exit. Anyone else have this issue and know what can be done about it?
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GeogProf
26 August 2010
Version: 0.9.22.13692
Boxee STILL requires you to run Safari in 32-bit mode! For that alone, it deserves a 1-star review. It's now August of 2010, and Boxee has been in development since April 25, 2009 (v. 0.9.11.5774) -- and its devs STILL haven't been able to write it for Apple's contemporary operating system (10.6), which has existed since just a few months after Boxee was first released? That's a pretty sorry record. Perhaps they should start looking for a new career.
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Libertyforall1776
17 July 2010
Version: 0.9.21.12563
Nice, FINALLY some Mac HW acceleration -- now all we need is Boxee for iPhone/iPad!!! ;-)
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shacklaw
12 June 2010
Version: 0.9.21.11497
I finally managed to get my MacBook Pro hooked up to my old school tube television (a Sony Wega). This app (Boxee) makes the entire experience awesome. My Apple remote works fairly long distance, so I can just use that to run Boxee from the TV. It finds everything on my computer (movies, shows, etc.), and streams from Hulu, channel websites, Netflix, and more. Awesome.
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Maboroshi
08 March 2010
Version: 0.9.20.10708
I'm having the opposite problem. My remote now ONLY works in Boxee. I think its this "boxeeservice" application thats running in the background that seems to be completely blocking normal use of my apple remote. Annoyingly, even after quitting the app through Activity Monitor, within seconds the app reopens itself. Whats up with that??
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Borndevil6
22 February 2010
Version: 0.9.20.10708
One of the best media managments systems that i've used on the mac, had no problem running it on mac or my ubuntu machine. Excellent.
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Darylf2
09 January 2010
Version: 0.9.20.10261
This version won't work for me at all; the app just seems to hang. I can force-quit it, at least (i.e., it doesn't hang my whole Mac). I'm not impressed...
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Tim27
08 January 2010
Version: 0.9.20.10261
Has anyone had problems using their Apple remote with Boxee? My remote won't do anything in it.
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Islandmacman
05 January 2010
Version: 0.9.14.6992
I was please to find this application because I wanted something to act like a media player from the computer to tv. Initially I was taken back by the interface - it's too "twitchy" and grows annoying with the iPhone-esque GUI motions. I feel like I'm maneuvering through my mail folders, and I can do without this for sure. Videos play well, there's a world of content out there. However, some of the video web sites are non-functional (itv.com), but perhaps I didn't add it properly. Also, boxee scans your computer for files - be warned, because your dirty collection will be added to the darn thing if you don't watch for it. But I will pass on using this further because the interface is far too annoying for any daily use. My friends will like the feature to add other channels (I hope foreign channels are accepted). Boxee seems quite stable, and you can't beat the price. I hope future updates improve some of the flaws that prevent me from using this.
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Doug-S-
23 December 2009
Version: 0.9.14.6992
To be honest, this app would really be just short of a full four-star rating. I decided to give it that instead of a three since it's still in the early stages and I have much hope for it. I've been playing around with Boxee a bit of late and there are issues but I'm betting great things to come. Video playback, for example, is fantastic. Boxee can play a variety of formats very easily. I just watched a 1080p movie smooth as glass when QuickTime and VLC Player were showing choppy playback. The one drawback is that there seems to be an issue with subtitles, at least in MP4 videos. I'm sure this is something that will be fixed as the subtitles could be selected, they just didn't show up. There are a number of little bugs like this floating around the app but, again, it's alpha-ware. The interface is a bit confusing and takes some getting used to. Also, I would expect the desktop version to treat a mouse just fine but the way they've chosen to treat mice is... Odd. I'm not sure if it's necessarily a bad thing but it is different. I know some aren't overly enthralled with the UI's aesthetics but that is personal taste. I don't se a problem with it and am pleased that if nothing else it's highly responsive. I can't wait for a full beta and final release of this app. Hopefully that'll include a windowed mode or a standalone player mode for when I just want to watch a video without going through the interface.
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sjk
02 August 2009
Version: 0.9.14.6992
[moved original, intended as a reply]
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Falknerx
04 July 2009
Version: 0.9.12.6566
By far the best media center app on the mac.
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Hihagen
04 July 2009
Version: 0.9.12.6566
This is the best media center application. I have been using it on the AppleTV and my Mac Mini with great success. I recommend all to give it a try. I use it mainly with all my divx adn mp4 movies.
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Supermacnerd
04 July 2009
Version: 0.9.12.6566
Downloaded and tried installing and it would just hang on the splash screen. I know its a great app but my Intel Macbook Pro was having problems. I had to do a hard restart as my computer completely froze up. I tried it 3 times with the same result each time upon restart.
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