We have mentioned the Boxee beta a few times now over the last couple of months, including A Quick Look at the Boxee Software. Now Boxee have announced that the Boxee beta will work on the Apple TV device.
Last week, shortly after Avner’s post on the updated Beta version and the unfortunate lack of AppleTV support (unless you have your SSH teeth fully grown in), the powers that be resurrected the atvusb-creator for Mac.
Yep. You can now, once more, pwn your AppleTV following these super simple instructions, and get the Boxee Beta on that shiny Apple box. In fact, if you already have Boxee Alpha installed, you should be able to just update Launcher and then update Boxee to achieve the same result
Kudos to JimWiley and hillbilly1980 from the Boxee forum for making the original update script, and Amet, davilla and stephan.diederich from Team XBMC and atvusb-creator for fixing the Launcher, SoftwareMenu and the Creator itself, permitting this goodness.
Enjoy, and let these guys know you appreciate their efforts by commenting below and/or here.
** Installing Boxee on your AppleTV simply adds a Boxee option to the main AppleTV menu. Previous AppleTV functionality remains in tact.
I have played around with the Boxee beta but I haven’t yet had a chance to get it working on my Apple TV box, so that is something to add to the list 🙂
You can read the comments to the announcement here: http://blog.boxee.tv/2010/02/25/get-a-bite-of-this-–-boxee-beta-on-appletv/