ABC on Boxee for AppleTV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Cursor, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. Cursor macrumors 6502


    Jul 17, 2002
    Anyone know when we can expect ABC and/or Discovery Channel on Boxee for the AppleTV? Anybody have any inside information (other than the forum/Boxee website says it should be coming soon)?

    Also, does anybody know what the "BitTorrent" channel is on Boxee for AppleTV? Can somebody explain what it is used for and what it does?

  2. dmm219 macrumors 6502

    Aug 25, 2008
    Best place for to check is the boxee forums, you will hear snippets from time to time.

    For a while there, the Boxee team was really good at coordinating their releases for all platforms. This changes with the netflix fiasco at the end of the year. They went from promising netflix, to delaying it only on the ATV, to recently stating there are now no plans for netflix on the ATV. While I do believe we'll see ABC at some point on ATV (discovery, less of a chance), I don't think the Boxee team is very focused on ATV right now. They are a small group and they are focused mostly on the business side of boxee at the moment.

    In other words, ABC is probably coming, but I wouldn't hold my breath...
  3. loslosbaby macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2008
    Its all about the devil Silverlight. They can't figure out a way to get that in the ATV environment. No Silverlight, no NetFlix (for now).

    Yeah....we need another decoder. Hmm, there's what, 20 now? Don't forget the Google one (That nobody is using).

  4. peteonrails macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2009
    I love my Apple TV, but for Boxee, it's not the primary development platform. And that's unfortunate. Instead, I watch Netflix on my Roku player, or on my laptop.

    I'd rather watch Netflix on my Apple TV, but I'm glad there are other options.

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