Anyone else here using the Boxee.tv Alpha? Looks pretty cool. It’s meant for use on the Apple TV. However they have a MacOS X version.
Boxee has a cool idea. It links all your TV/Music and other video in one place. The key here is that it also links you to the network run TV show sites like Hulu, CBS.com, etc. This way you don’t have to URL browse for your favorite shows. A couple clicks through the Boxee UI and your linked to your favorite shows. It has a few minor glitches right, but it’s only a Alpha right now.
I am using it on my MacBookPro. Most of the shows I like are on CBS.com or Hulu. I may be re-evaluating my need for TIVO. Domino’s Pizza is not my favorite anyway.
Boxee also offers Netflix download customers the ability to watch downloaded movies. This is all the rage these days. The PS3, XBOX 360, TIVO and many other set top boxes are signed with Netflix. I use Blockbuster’s service, but it is getting hard not to switch with all the options that NetFlix is offering.
Time will tell if Boxee.tv will last. I frankly believe it will be something I use at first. I’ll enjoy the experiance, but see the lack of a feature or two that something else will offer and I will stop using it.