Boxee Beta Finally Coming to Windows, and Brings MLB, Digg, and Tumblr Support

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Boxee held a big developer's meeting today in San Francisco, and boy did they pack in the announcements. Aside from Windows support, the platform as a whole now supports Digg, Tumblr, and MLB. Most importantly, it's finally leaving alpha soon.

At the event, Boxee announced that they'll finally be moving out of alpha to beta starting this September. And they've got big changes in store: For one, Windows support.


Boxee'll have some stiff competition on Windows; anybody who's used Windows Media Center knows that it's one of the best pieces of software Microsoft's ever made. But Boxee's support for streaming video, along with new social networking sites,, and embracing of apps (over 120 in total) makes it the media nerd's 10-foot software. Unfortunately, Hulu is still off limits, as they refuse to allow Boxee to access it.

There may be even more good stuff in the future: Boxee CEO Avner Ronen hinted that if there's enough interest, they might create an iPhone app based on Boxee. We'll keep our fingers crossed for that one. [TechCrunch]