I Guess It's Boxee Day at AVC

I knew Boxee was going to announce Netflix support this week and I guess I should have waited and written one post instead of two, but the timing didn’t work out.

So in addition to the video of Avner’s interview that I posted this morning, here’s the Netflix news:

you can now access Netflix on boxee,  get your Instant Queue and
Recommendations, browse Recently Added and Most Popular, sift through
the entire Netflix Watch Instantly selection by Genre and  Search.

This is a fast running small company trying to give the users what they want as rapidly as possible and so Netflix isn’t working everywhere yet:

the bad news: we could not make it run on Apple TV ☹ . we tried real
hard. vulkanr was almost able to tame it, but he was bucked by the
Apple TV’s 1Gz processor.  it screamed back at him in thick Scots
brogue, “I can’t do it captain, I just don’t have the power!” we’re
still working on it, but don’t have a solution, yet.. also there is no
Netflix for Ubuntu, yet (i believe Netflix mentioned they will support
Linux later in 2009).

And as many Boxee fans know, none of this is available for Windows yet. Today was a milestone in that effort too, because:

Windows user? we have not forgotten you. also released today is the
pre-alpha of the Windows version. a select group of 214 users (no idea
how we came up with this number) is starting to test our Windows
release. based on their feedback we’re going to start opening it up for
more testers.

So that’s the short summary of the exciting news coming from Boxee today. The post I linked to is from the Boxee blog and is much longer and you should click thru and read it if you are following this sector closely.

If you want an invite to try Boxee, go here and as a friend of this blog, you’ll get an invite within 24 hours.

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