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Boxee may be best known for its media center DOWNLOAD Watch The Web: Media Center Guide 2011 [PDF] DOWNLOAD Watch The Web: Media Center Guide 2011 [PDF] Television is changing. The word itself used to refer to the device at the center of attention in most living rooms, but these days TV is not a piece of hardware but a service. A... Read More , but that’s far from all D-Link has been up to with the brand. Today the company has released a free iPad app to flank the Boxee software 5 Things You Need To Do After Installing Boxee 5 Things You Need To Do After Installing Boxee Read More that it already offers to PC, Mac and Linux users.

The new app, much like the media center, is designed to offer an all-in-one interface that can handle your online video needs. While the interface should be familiar to anyone who has used a Boxee product before, it’s been slightly tweaked to work with a touchscreen interface.

Support for streaming video Capture Streaming Video From Any Website With These 5 Tools Capture Streaming Video From Any Website With These 5 Tools Read More is high on the new app’s list of features. Those who own an iPad and a Boxee Box will be able to send video content from your iPad to your HDTV. Streaming from a PC or Mac to the iPad is also supported new software known as Boxee Media Manager. Linux users are unfortunately left out.

Other features include “Watch Later” which lets you bookmark videos on the web, adding them to a playlist in your Boxee app for later. Facebook compatibility is included in the form of a playlist that is automatically updated with videos posted by friends.

Not all the news is good. Some features that will be familiar to Boxee Box owners, such as the unique apps available to the device, are not a part of this app. This includes Netflix and Vudu, which reduces the app’s usefulness as a true all-in-one media dashboard. Still, it’s free and can stream video support, which should be enough to entice media addicts.

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Source: Boxee Blog

  1. Jeremy
    August 12, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    What part of that blog post (your source) says D-Link has anything to do with this?

    • M.S. Smith
      August 12, 2011 at 5:02 pm

      D-Link owns Boxee. They bought it about a year ago.

    • Makeuseofguest
      August 14, 2011 at 3:33 am

      Can you post a link to a press release that says that?

    • M.S. Smith
      August 14, 2011 at 4:11 am

      Look up the product on Amazon. It is called "Boxee Box by D-Link". The information is widely available if you Google it.

    • Andrew Kippen
      August 18, 2011 at 2:20 pm

      nope - we license our software to D-Link to make a media device.  Just like we're doing with Iomega and others.  Still a VC backed startup hustling out of our offices in NYC and Tel Aviv. 

    • M.S. Smith
      August 18, 2011 at 5:16 pm

      If that's the case, I stand corrected. I did receive the press release for this new app from a representative at D-Link, however. So hopefully you can see where there's room for confusion.

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