Boxee + Hulu,It's very good.
Boxee + Hulu,It's very good.
Now all we need is a hulu desktop launcher in Video>>Internet right?
Never mind I see this has already been posted!
Hulu releases software client for Mac, PC
Hulu on Thursday announced Hulu Labs, a new section of the site that allows users to beta test play with new products and services as they are almost ready for prime time. Among the new toys of everyone's favorite piracy-busting online video service is Hulu Desktop, a bona fide client for the service running on both Mac OS X and Windows computers. It also single-handedly answers all the questions about the recent Boxee fiasco.
As you would expect, Hulu Desktop does exactly what it says, delivering Hulu straight to your desktop with no browser required (though you will need Flash installed). Hulu Desktop is wrapped with a media-center-like bow, with a customized "lean-back" UI that can run full screen and even respond to Apple Remotes and Windows Media Center remotes. Hulu users can log in, access personalized features like queues, rate videos, change personal settings, and even search Hulu's help files.
This clearly explains why Hulu has been so persistent in blocking Boxee—an open-source media-center application for Macs, Apple TVs, and other devices—from including its content. Since Hulu provides free, ad-based mainstream content from the largest studios and networks in the business, they are under tight constraints imposed by these major players. We have already seen good examples of where Hulu is heading with integrated advertising inside the browser. A desktop client produced in-house will be much more conducive to monetizing Hulu using these kinds of campaigns.
As Hulu's popularity has skyrocketed over the past year, users have been clamoring for a way to get it out of the browser and into the living room. Hulu Desktop looks like quite a major effort towards answering this call, so we'll have to see how users respond.
Hulu Desktop is a free download and requires a Mac with a 2.4GHz Intel Core Duo or comparable processor, 2GB of RAM, and Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger or later. You'll also need Adobe Flash 9.0.124 and a 2Mbps Internet connection.
Last edited by afrancoeur; May 29th, 2009 at 08:49 AM. Reason: Already posted...
I have to admit this app is very, very nice. I wish boxee could see this as a gift. now boxee should figure out a way of being an app launcher for this fine application. it already runs on mac as well as windows, and also runs nicely on apple tv. ;-) it is a very lightweight app, 4mb I believe. A great way for boxee to use this would be possibly by a macro done by pressing and holding the pause button to shut down hulu desktop, and a hulu desktop launcher inside of boxee.
it is a shame that netflix adopted silverlight. they will see the error of their ways soon.
Am I just daft? I see all these "wish Hulu would come back to Boxee" but it works for me. Is Hulu gone on the mac version?
Hey I made a Hulu Desktop plugin for Front Row called FrontHulu. You can get it here. The source came from FrontPython and I modified it to work with Front Row. There is a FrontBoxee floating around too to add Boxee to Front Row. This is a great addition to Front Row to make your Mac based HTPC one step closer to ultimate
Running latest Boxee Beta version on:
ATV v3.0.2 (via atvusb-creator) http://code.google.com/p/atvusb-creator/
Macbook Pro2.1 (10.5.8)
Mac Mini (10.6.2)
iMac (Core i7) (10.6.2)
- Windows 7