Our portfolio company Boxee keeps building and shipping great new updates.
For those of you that may not be familiar, Boxee is a free media center application that runs on Macs, AppleTV, Linux and Windows (closed alpha for windows users at this time)
In my opinion, Boxee provides the best 10-foot, TV-user interface for navigating music, video and photos from your home network and from the internet. And it’s open as well so third parties can build applications or port the application to other devices.
So with boxee running on a laptop or computer that is connected to your big screen you can sit back with a remote control and surf your photos on flickr, picassa, listen to music from last.fm or stream video from netflix, cbs and others. More content partners coming soon.
With ever increasing bandwidth and great low cost PCs, I think we are going to see more people connect up their computers to their big screen.
Last night at Webster Hall in NYC, Boxee held their first NYC meetup. I’m told that well over 800 people attended the event. Avner Ronan who is the CEO and cofounder of the company talked about the upcoming new release and showed off some exciting new updates including support for Pandora and PBS. And you can choose from over 100k radio stations thanks to the new RadioTime support.
Great job team Boxee.
And thanks to the Boxee community that is building something special here.