I have been using Boxee for some time now in my home as my primary Media Engine. Many people have been looking for a similar solution and I thought I would share my experience here and provide a place to grab an invite if you are interested. (disclosure: my employer Union Square Ventures has made an investment in Boxee)

I like the term Media Engine for Boxee because after some of the announcements this week and descriptions from blogs, I would use my own naming convention.

I use Boxee because it enables me to have one piece of software for all my owned and streaming media needs. Since Boxee provides a way of easily browsing local media I use it to view videos and listen to music that I own. I also use the streaming functions to watch content that comes in through Hulu, YouTube, CBS, and other sources that I have customized via feeds. That is how I watched AirWolf the other day, one of my favorite shows as a kid.

Personally, I have used a third party hack that enables me to use Boxee on my Apple TV. Note: This is not official.

Below is a video from the team at Boxee:

quick intro to boxee from boxee on Vimeo.

If you are interested in checking out Boxee for yourself, let me know and I will send you an invite.

Full disclosure: I work at Union Square Ventures which has made an investment in Boxee

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