Boxee, the company that produces a media center for a variety of platforms and devices, has announced with a blog post that the upcoming firmware update will bring support for the iPad, among other features. Boxee is aiming for a new firmware release every 3 months, and the new one should come out in May. iPad support aside, the update will bring improvements to the browser, playback controls and localization in French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Spanish, Swedish.
The Boxee iPad app was initially announced last year and previewed at the CES 2011 in January. Allowing users to consume video on the go and send content to other Boxee devices, the app will also enable users to stream videos from a Mac or PC by installing a server application on their computers that will handle conversions for video formats not natively supported by the iPad. Other details on the integration with the iPad software and Boxee devices are still unknown, but we’re sure the developers are up to something great as the app has been in the works for months and it appears it’s almost ready for submission to Apple now.
You can read more at Boxee’s official blog and check out a demo video of the iPad app from CES 2011 below. A Boxee remote app for iPhone and iPod touch is already available in the App Store.
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