New Features & Apps Sprout for Summer on Boxee.

May 5, 2010 | 02:28

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It's almost summertime in the Northern Hemisphere which means the weather's getting warmer, car windows are going down, electro-disco is going up, and we're eagerly anticipating summer blockbusters like Iron Man 2 and Robin Hood.

While you're waiting for the season to change (no matter what hemisphere you're in), check out Boxee's latest additions.

<------------!!! NEW FEATURES !!!------------>

/ / FILE IDENTIFICATION PROGRESS / /
Easily see how many files Boxee is scanning, has identified, and doesn't recognize within your media shares. Check the status from any menu sidebar (TV shows, Movies, Music) or from the Media menu (Settings -> Media).

/ / MANUAL MOVIE & TV SHOW IDENTIFICATION / /
Help Boxee identify your personal media by telling it what's in your collection. To change incorrectly labeled files select the movie or TV show, then click the "drivers license with a circle in the top right corner" on on the right end of the pop-up menu.

Find and identify unresolved files by going to the Files menu, and selecting the "unresolved" folder from the bottom of the list. Select files and follow the instructions above to label them properly. You'll now be able to put in movie names and TV show seasons and episodes to ensure your collection is pristine.

/ / FACEBOOK & TWITTER IN YOUR BOXEE FEED / /
In addition to pushing out your recommendations to social networks, you can now also pull in recommendations from your friends on Facebook & Twitter. Shared videos appear automatically in your feed with an icon on the right to let you know where they came from. Set up this new option in your service settings for Facebook & Twitter -> www.boxee.tv/services.

/ / NEW & IMPROVED RSS / /
We've created a brand new way to manage, discover and play RSS feeds in Boxee. First, check out the new management & discovery console on our website -> www.boxee.tv/feeds.
Search, arrange by category or sort through the most popular, top rated, new, and HD feeds available on Boxee. Then use the RSS feeds app to play back your favorites.

/ / BUG FIXES AND FIXES, AND FIXES! / /
We've been able to address hundreds of bugs in this version of Boxee.
Thanks to everyone who helped us by submitting issues to our support team.

If you've downloaded Boxee or upgraded within the past 2 weeks, you've already got all these great features - no need to do anything!
Otherwise grab the latest version from our downloads page -> www.boxee.tv/download

<------------!!! FRESH CONTENT !!!------------>

In case you've missed it, we've updated and added a few great new content partners to Boxee.

/ / NHL GameCenter LIVE (TM) / /
Watch live, out-of-market NHL games on Boxee with our brand new NHL (R) App, just in time for the Stanley Cup (R) Playoffs! Watch your favorite teams hit the ice every night on Boxee or on the web with this great package from the NHL (R). Sign up now to watch the best of the Playoffs! Blackout and other restrictions apply.

/ / REDUX / /
This brand new app will have you completely addicted. Think of Redux as a giant playlist of your friends favorite videos & music from the web. Jump into the app, pick a channel and sit back and watch. Get bored, switch to the next channel. Redux has built the closest thing to channel surfing on Boxee we've seen... and it's epic.

/ / KOLDCAST / /
In the world of original web-based programming, KoldCast TV is one of web's top destinations for great content. If you're looking for innovative, well-written TV shows that only appear online - Koldcast is the place to check out. Start with Tyranny and Blue Movies and go on from there...

/ / Funny or Die / /
Whether it's movies they've created exclusively for the site with stars like Will Ferrell, Rachel Bilson, and James Franco, stand up comedy from Zach Galifianakis, Demetri Martin, or Mitch Hedburg, or user generated content, you can always find something to make you laugh at FunnyOrDie.

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