Boxee for iPad

Boxee makes media center software for PC, Mac and Linux computers and the company also offers a standalone set-top-box called the Boxee Box that lets you watch web video, listen to internet radio, or access other media on your TV without a PC. Today the company launched an official iPad app.

You can use the new iPad app as a sort of program guide for online video. You can find videos to watch, mark items to watch later, share videos with friends, or stream videos to your Apple tablet.

The app also lets you stream videos stored on a PC or Mac to your iPad if you install the Boxee Media Manager software. You can also use the iPad app the other way if you have a Boxee Box: Find a video you want to watch on your iPad app and then send it to the Boxee Box so you can see the video on your big screen TV.

While the Boxee app will likely appeal primarily to people who are already using a Boxee Box or the company’s PC or Mac software, the iPad app looks like a pretty decent standalone product for accessing online video on an App tablet.

Boxee for iPad is available as a free download from the App Store.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...