April 11, 2011

Boxee's Open Source Media Center Platform is a Resounding Success

Slowly but surely, the Boxee open source media center platform has emerged as a true open source success story. Back in March, we noted that Boxee got a very healthy $16 million in venture funding, and we've covered the Boxee platform ever since it was born. Now, strong reviews are pouring in for D-Link's Boxee Box, a hardware device that incorporates the platform and provides a "10-foot user interface," where users can sit on a couch and watch thousands of Internet-streamed TV shows and movies with an incredible level of flexibility. While many people worried that owners of copyrighted content would crush Boxee, the platform marches on.

Device Guru has just one of many recent glowing reviews of the D-Link Boxee Box, and the review includes a very convincing screen shot tour illustrating all you can do with the device. According to the reviewers, it compares very favorably with the Roku media center device and has lots of useful features, including a "Watch Later" scheme that allows you to queue up shows you want to watch when it's convenient.

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