Boxee adds official BBC iPlayer; Blinkbox and iPad app to follow

BBC iPlayer has a new look on the Boxee Box

Boxee has collaborated with the BBC for the first time on a new look iPlayer interface for its Boxee Box streaming media device.

The company has also announced a partnership with video on demand service Blinkbox and revealed plans for the Boxee iPad app.

BBC iPlayer was previously available to Boxee Box users via a third-party developer but the company has now worked with the BBC to deliver a fresh interface with complete access to the service.

Meanwhile Blinkbox, a free and pay-per-view on demand video service, will come to Boxee in the UK later this year.

The service, also recently added to Samsung's Smart TV hub, gives users access to streaming TV and film content, both paid-for and free.

Boxee has also released initial information on the Boxee iPad app, which is due to be submitted to Apple for approval any day.

The app will allow any Boxee content to be viewed on an iPad, as well as giving access to friends' content and delivering further home streaming functionality.

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Joe Cox
Content Director

Joe is Content Director for T3 and What Hi-Fi?, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).