Reblogged from SocialTimes, by Neil Vidyarthi
Boxee, a green-black box straight out of a Ridley Scott film, sits in front of your television, and along with its qwerty-keyboard equipped remote, gives you the ability to view a wide spectrum of web video directly from your living room couch.
What’s significant about Boxee is its social integration and any-device approach. By being a Boxee user, you get a few cool social features including a friend list as well as integrations including Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.
The friends list allows you to look at your friends’ favorite videos and save them, share them or of course, watch them. This is a pretty great way to start developing a stream of great up to the date content, and if you curate your list you can develop a really pithy list of relevant interesting videos. Boxee also lets you pull your friends’ shared videos from Twitter, Facebook and a few other networks that you can connect to.
Boxee has also introduced their Live TV Tuner, which allows you to stream your cable through the Boxee itself and watch “Live TV”. Boxee adds enough features to make it a true Social TV option, and as you flip through channels, your Boxee tells you how many people are watching a show through their Boxee Live TV, as well as how many people are watching overall. Check this out below.