In the past several months, I’ve seen a ton of a new video and audio apps added to Boxee and so I decided to do a new walkthrough of the interface and how I use it.
For those who don’t know, Boxee is a free cross-platform media center application based upon XBMC. Boxee can scan your network for shared (or hosted) video, music and photo files. It then searches the web for album art for each file and organizes them within Boxee by media type (TV Show, Movie, Music, Photos).
The best part of Boxee is its ability to play Internet content all from within its own application. Instead of going to Hulu.com to watch the episodes of Family Guy or Fringe, you can watch it from within Boxee and if you like the episode, you can recommend it to your other Boxee friends. Internet content current available in the Windows, Linux and Mac/ATV version of Boxee include Hulu, CBS, Joost, PBS, Pandora, Last.FM, Flickr and much more.