Boxee pulls Mac, PC apps
If you haven’t already gotten Boxee for your Mac or PC, it may be too late as the company has pulled the apps from their website. A little digging around on shows TechSpot’s still offering the Mac version, but Boxee no longer supports their app on the desktop.
Of course, this isn’t news so much as it an official obituary as the company announced at the end of December 2011 that they would be leaving the desktop space to concentrate on the Boxee Box and mobile versions of their app:
We believe the future of TV will be driven by devices such as the Boxee Box, Connected TVs / Blu-Rays and 2nd screen devices such as tablets and phones. While there are still many users who have computers connected to their TVs, we believe this use case is likely to decline as users find better alternatives. People will continue to watch a lot of video on their computer, but it is more likely to be a laptop than a home-theater PC and probably through a browser rather than downloaded software.
Again, Boxee no longer lists the Mac and PC versions of its app. However, for the time being at least, you can get Box for Mac 1.5 over at TechSpot, and the app will continue to work, but don’t expect any updates or support from the company…
Does anyone care?