Boxee iPhone App Gets Thumbs-Up From Apple

Feb 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Streaming Video, Video

Internet media platform Boxee announced today that their iPhone remote application has been approved by Apple. Soon the remote application will be available (free via the App Store), and will give users a more powerful tool for navigating Boxee.

The announcement was just a brief blurb on Twitter, without a lot of detail, so we asked Boxee’s PR guy, Andrew Kippen, to fill us in:

We’ve heard from Apple that they’ve accepted the remote, but it’s not in the [iPhone] App Store yet…

The boxee remote app has been in the works for a while now.  We originally released it via Cydia for jailbroken iPhones. We are excited to see it in the App Store.

It’s by far the easiest way to navigate boxee and input text – one of the major hassles of searching with a normal remote.  Using a WiFi connection to a laptop, desktop [computer], or AppleTV running boxee, the boxee remote app allows users directional movement, ok and back buttons. The remote also allows text input via the iPhone keyboard as well.

Our goal is to allow people to run boxee on their existing hardware, and this is one more way we’re making it easy for people to run boxee on hardware they already have.

This will nicely enhance searching for content and navigating through Boxee, which is a fairly versatile, powerful media platform. We also hope that they’ll soon improve their support of and compatibility with Apple TV (which is currently a pretty klunky hack to operate).

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No Responses to “Boxee iPhone App Gets Thumbs-Up From Apple”

  1. Kyle Bunch says:

    So when’s this actually coming out? Two weeks later and it’s still nowhere to be found

  2. iphone fan says:

    Just love the new 32gb iPhone. Ultimate gadget for me. Nice post. Thanks.

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