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Boxee adds another Hulu hack, updates software

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 Mar 2009 17:54 User comments (2)

Boxee adds another Hulu hack, updates software Two weeks ago, the popular online video site Hulu pulled its TV content from two rivals, TV.com and Boxee, sparking some outrage from viewers who enjoyed being able to see content from many distributors on one site.
Within a week however, a workaround was found, using public RSS feeds. Hulu crushed that "hack" however, by blocking all Boxee users from accessing any Hulu RSS feeds.

Boxee today has updated its alpha stage software and with it comes another hack in the company's ongoing battle with Hulu. The new XUL-based browser mimics Firefox "and makes it harder for Hulu to block access to Boxee users by preventing a simple ban; any block of Boxee's video feed would block Hulu's as well."

Additionally, Boxee has added Pandora internet radio and content from PBS as well as a new feature, RadioTime, which adds instant access to thousands of terrestrial radio stations.

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2 user comments

125.3.2009 22:18

Ha ha! Take that Hulu. That'll teach you teach you to screw around with your customers like that. Who's making the rules now huh? Not you apparently.

225.3.2009 22:29

Originally posted by 5fdpfan:
Ha ha! Take that Hulu. That'll teach you teach you to screw around with your customers like that. Who's making the rules now huh? Not you apparently.
Awww, they're only an evil plot to take over the world. Just enjoy. ;)

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