Last week I installed Boxee on my desktop computer. I just wanted to check it out and see how it compares to Media Center. Overall, I liked it. Clean interface that was fairly intuitive. Here are some positives:
- Easy set-up though the need for a password was kind of odd.
- Easy way to find online video of shows
- Tight Vudu integration which makes downloading or renting movies fairly easy.
- Simple interface
- Price is right – Free!
- Apps and repositories allow for more content to easily be accessed.
I also had a couple of nitpicks as well:
- Finding network shares turned out to be cumbersome. Plus it takes Boxee several minutes to scan your files. I had a hard time figuring out if it was working.
- Fullscreen only. You can’t run it in a window.