Boxee is a combination of Open and Closed Software that has, up to now, provided a way for someone to easily find and view Internet videos on a large screen HD TVs. The software runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. There’s also a commercial ready-to-use hardware product named Boxee Box (manufactured by D-Link) that attaches to a TV.
The new Boxee for iPad promises to bring videos from Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and your computer all onto your ipad so you can find and watch new videos or favorites.
Boxee for iPad (iTunes App Store)
I provided login info for both my Twitter and Facebook accounts to the Boxee for iPad app. And, yet, after many hours of waiting, not a single video shared in the streams of data for those social networks have appeared in Boxee’s app. The how to get started with Boxee video that was in my “Watch Later” list does not play because it points to a Howcast video in Adobe Flash format. And, there are only 15 videos in the featured list with no apparent way to search for and add more videos to view. Its main feature may be the ability to play videos stored on a desktop computer. But, that is not something I have a particular need for.
I’m not impressed by what I’ve seen so far. You can learn more about the Boxee for iPad app here:
1. Does Boxee for iPad work on iPad 1 and iPad 2?
Yes! Anyone with an iPad can use Boxee for iPad.
2. Do I need a Boxee Box or the Boxee software to use Boxee for iPad?
No. Boxee for iPad will work for anyone, whether you’ve used Boxee or not. If you own a Boxee Box, the iPad app will allow you to send videos from your iPad to your TV which we think is pretty cool.
3. Will Boxee for iPad work with the Boxee Box? Boxee software?
Boxee for iPad can be used alone or in conjunction with a Boxee Box. It currently does not work with Boxee for PC/Mac/Linux, but we hope to bring this functionality in the next update to the software platform.