Just because Boxee’s released the Boxee Box doesn’t mean they’ve forgotten about our beloved desktop clients. Straight from the Boxee blog, Avner Ronen writes:
We are going to release an update for the downloadable version this fall, and hope to keep it more up to speed with the CE version going forward. We also hope to make the open source version of the downloadable version easier to use for people who want to build out their own versions of Boxee. That said, updates for the downloadable version will most likely lag behind the versions of Boxee for devices.
Before Boxee released the Boxee Box with D-Link, their efforts were focused on supporting their device for consumers. Now that the device is on the market (and from the sounds of things doing okay), the Boxee team wants to bring an updated version back to the desktop to remove usability issues. Lastly, the company wants to open-source their app so developers can bring Boxee to new platforms and devices. That’s pretty cool if you ask me.
In other recent Boxee news, remember when we showed you that preview of Boxee’s upcoming tablet app? CrunchGear got a glimpse of the new tablet a few days ago, as Boxee showed off that the app features Boxee’s existing services, while utilizing the Boxee Box like an Apple TV, enabling you to beam video straight to the big screen. Boxee’s iPad app would also be able to snatch video off of Boxee Media Server software, which makes us that more anxious for the updates coming to Mac and PC.