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  • Boxee Preps iPhone Remote - Pre-Releases in Cydia

    If you haven't used Boxee - you're missing out. Boxee is a brilliant, net-enabled, social media viewer. Think Joost, but with all your local media, and Hulu, and ABC.com, and YouTube, and much much more. Integrated with your Twitter. And your friendfeed. Its tough to explain without a nice visual, which, as it turns out, the guys at Boxee have already made for us. Check out the video.

    [ame=http://www.vimeo.com/2010794]quick intro to boxee on Vimeo[/ame]

    The guys at Boxee are obviously ultra-suave masters of glory, as they've submitted a Boxee remote app to Apple, but are also freely offering jailbreak users a shot at it first - just add their source (http://apt.boxee.tv/cydia/) to your Cydia install. You will need Boxee installed on a host on your network, whether that be on your Mac or an Apple TV down by your TV (NOW you know why to buy one).

    If you're already using Boxee, simply download the Boxee app from Cydia and start it up - the app will automatically find your host. There are two modes, either Gesture, where you just swipe left/right etc to control the interface, or Button, which, predictably, is button navigation. You can control your Boxee install directly from the iPhone. Just to clarify - this does NOT allow you to WATCH videos from the iPhone.

    Boxee itself is worth checking out if you haven't - they recently added ABC.com support to the Mac version, which means you can watch Lost as well (are they gonna go back to the island or what?) now. Its a great open app, and integrates with Twitter and various other social networking sites as well.

    No word on whether the app will be free or paid, but its already been submitted, so we're just waiting on approval from Apple and you'll see it. Boxee is currently available for Apple Mac OSX (and Apple TV - hello, personal network media server for my TV) and Ubuntu Linux (Windows very soon).

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    Thanks, Patrick
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Boxee Preps iPhone Remote - Pre-Releases in Cydia started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 15 Comments
    1. plcrules's Avatar
      plcrules -
      Cool i have never used this before but i think ill make an acc just for this

      Does it work on 3g or edge?? cuz joost dors not
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      and it seems that boxee is only for intel users.

    1. jiniej's Avatar
      jiniej -
      poetic_folly wrote
      (are they gonna go back to the island or what?)
      wait... they leave the island!?
      just kidding

      oh and also.. I've been waiting for this!!!!!!!!!
      It's exactly what i need, and also ABC on the apple TV
    1. vhicke's Avatar
      vhicke -
      Only good if you have appletv or mac intel....
    1. dirrtydude's Avatar
      dirrtydude -
      god i guess its time for me to buy a mac
    1. toaster99's Avatar
      toaster99 -
      WOW Thankyou so much MMI for introducing me to boxee....its such an amazing application, works wonderfully with my mac mini connected to my home theater system....
    1. skeredmobile's Avatar
      skeredmobile -
      awesome application... thanks for the heads up pf!
    1. jeproks77's Avatar
      jeproks77 -
      i just purchased tivo dunno which version(or if that matters) its not set up yet,, can i use this app on tivo?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      boxee rocks!
    1. guntech's Avatar
      guntech -
      I've tried this apps on boxee in windows too, works too
    1. Zehlek's Avatar
      Zehlek -
      It won't install because of a DS_Store file that temper4iphone(Turbo Grafix 16) has installed.
    1. HpNoTiQ's Avatar
      HpNoTiQ -
      Queen of modmyi???
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      Install the version just posted from ModMyi - we've removed their DSStore file in the version we host. Boxee has asked us to host this app on our Cydia repo.
    1. dr.stevil's Avatar
      dr.stevil -
      does anyone know if they plan on adding outside-network functionality to this?

      Sounds like a decent little tool, but if I was on my own network, i'd just watch hulu/abc content on my PC or laptop

      If we could view this content over 3G or on a different wifi network, it would be amazing. no more 'hoping' that hulu will eventually make an application
    1. czarnachmura28's Avatar
      czarnachmura28 -
      this think play blu-ray files !! and mkv , no extra setup )just connect to the home sound system with optical cable and You ready to go i have 24 p full hd projector coming from my mac - perfect sound and video , and the netflix instant !! yes . and last.fm yes.

      now i can finally put for sale Tivx box , my pc and dont worry about power dvd , Nero and all of the stupid media servers i tried in the past .... the all crashed

      heaven on earth .

      give Your self Air mouse , boxee for iphone and You dont have to go anywhere .