Boxee is living proof that software is still capable of being a game-changer. What started out as a contest-winning program has now expanded in way that saw its own media box (D-Link's Boxee
Box), and now, its own dedicated iPad
The Boxee iPad app has been a long time coming. The company has just revealed Boxee for iPad along with the Boxee Media Manager (to stream files from your PC to your iPad), a new bookmarklet to save things from the web to a watch later queue, and a few updates to the Boxee Box. Boxee for iPad gives people one place to discover, watch, and share video from the web and their computers, while the Media Manager is a lightweight app to stream video files from a computer in nearly any format over to the iPad without the need to convert or sync anything. The full detailed change-log is below.
There’s 5 major functions: Friends, Watch Later, Featured, PC to iPad, iPad to TV
Friends – Never miss a hilarious or inspiring new video from your friends again.
Boxee automatically delivers new videos your friends share on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr directly to your iPad.
Return the favor and share your favorites with two taps.
Watch Later – Each day, we’re bombarded by video from everywhere. Use the freshly re-designed bookmarklet to, umm… bookmark videos from the Internet and have them waiting for you on your iPad (and anywhere else you’ve got Boxee). Now you’ve got one place to queue YouTube videos, TED talks, FunnyOrDie videos, a TV Show you missed, or anything else you don’t have time to watch right away. It’s an easy way to create a video playlist for the commute, the bed, the couch or the bathroom (this is mainly for Idan, whose iPad we don’t touch).
Get started by dragging ? Boxee to your Bookmark Bar.
Click it when you see a video you want to come back to later. Learn more about it here…
Featured – Find stunning, hilarious, creative, and insightful videos shared from Boxee’s editorial staff. We’ll keep you up to date with the best stuff on the net. (PS – got recommendations for us? share them on our Facebook page and we might feature them to nearly 2Million other Boxee users!)
PC to iPad, Easily - No need to waste hours converting and syncing videos to your iPad. Boxee streams videos from your PC/Mac to your iPad over WiFi. You pick the video (in almost any format) and we make it play on your iPad. It’s all possible through the new Boxee Media Manager, a lightweight app for your PC/Mac that works magic on video files. Check out the screenshot below for what you can expect (buffalo not included in all apps).