Boxee added Justin.TV

Justin.TV on Boxee

Boxee announced its new App which provide integration with popular online live TV Justin.TV. It offers about 428,000 channels broadcasting live video. So, the App definitely will be popular in the Boxee community. Personally I watch matches of my favourite Russian football team Zenit via Justin.TV on my PC. Now I can do it from Boxee on LCD TV 🙂

The Justin.TV App can be a good example of collaboration of open source enthusiast and commercial company. Because initially it was developed by a Boxee user and Justin.TV fan Ike Gilbert. But the first version wasn’t work as expected. Then somebody from Boxee team asked guy from Justin.TV to help Ike build official App. The result you can install now on your Boxee.

The new Rev3 app for Boxee

Rev3 app for Boxee

Updated Rev3 app for Boxee was announced yesterday. It got a new menu system, more graphics, and the latest Rev3 shows like HD Nation. Sure, with updated Rev3 app you can watch the Diggnation as well and more comfortable.

VUDU is integrated into LG’s LH50 NetCast HDTVs


After Netflix LG decided to add VUDU service to its LH50 HDTV line. The owners of the 47LH50, 50PS80, 60PS80 and 42LH50 will be able to buy or rent HD and HDX (1080p) films on demand through a refreshed user interface that promises no stutters or buffering waits. Additionally new VUDU interface will allow instant fast forward, rewind and start for all movie qualities.

That’s really good because consumers will get rid of one box and at least three wires in their A/V stands. Will wait for similar service for Europe.

Patchstick – a set of AppleTV’s add-ons


Patchstick is a good way to extend stock functionality of your AppleTV without breaking Apple’s firmware. It’s last version 3.0 contains following add-ons: customized slideshow with ATVdigiframe, ATVFiles allowed to navigate to files that would not normally sync to the AppleTV, organize media with IMDB plug-in Sapphire, XBMC plug-in, socila media center Boxee, FTP/SFTP/SSH access to the AppleTV box, interface to Jaman and NitoTV, Rowmote – a remote control for AppleTV via iPhone and iPod Touch. Additionally the Patchstick developers can implement your own customization for AppleTV or help you solve some troubles using remote access.

As I can see some of the add-ons included into Patchstick are open source and can be installed separately (I’m sure that DIY enthusiasts will choose that way but consumers should vote for Patchstick). But with Patchstick it’s no needed to spend time with installation one by one and applying future updates. In any case it’s good to have more then one options. Also it should be taken into account that the basic version of the Patchstick is free and can be used without limitations.

Netflix came to the Windows MCE

Netflix on Windows Media Center

Windows MCE users have a possibility to access to more than 12,000 movies and TV episodes from Netflix directly on their HTPC. After installing a new plug-in powered by Silverlight technology the Netflix link will appear under “TV + Movies”. Sure to use it you should subscribe be Netflix subscriber. Also the Netflix integration is not available on MCE extenders.

[via eHomeUpgrade]

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