Last week we released a new test version of the boxee alpha for Mac and Apple TV that included Pandora, RadioTime and a new boxee browser. spending a week fixing issues reported by users taking the plunge running the bleeding edge version, today we are releasing it to the masses:
download boxee 0.9.11.5591 for Intel Mac OS X 10.4+ - dl.boxee.tv/boxee-0.9.11.5591.dmg
next on our agenda are the much anticipated updates to Ubuntu and Windows, bringing them up to par with the Mac version, and releasing Windows publicly.
if you've used boxee to access Hulu in the past, with this new version you'll notice that boxee displays the hulu.com webpage before playing the video. this is thanks to a new boxee browser based on Mozilla (like Firefox).
this new boxee browser lays the groundwork to support any video available on the web. to try out the new browser you can add RSS feeds in the App Box or go to Video > Browse > Add Source and add a URL - boxee will try to display the page and if there is a video on the page play the video.
Pandora - your most requested Internet music service is now on boxee. you can listen to your QuickMix and stations, as well as create new stations. it is a beautiful app built with our new API. make sure to check it out.
RadioTime - RadioTime enables you to access over 100,000 traditional radio stations from around the world. you can listen to your local stations as well custom presets created on radiotime.com.
if you're a developer then you should check out the new boxee API at developer.boxee.tv
. based on Python and XML, it will enable you to enhance boxee on your own, and then share it with everyone on the App Box. made something fantastic? make sure to connect with twitter.com/boxee_bd
, so we may consider your app for the official repository, as well as connect you with third parties interested in creating boxee apps.
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