Crunchyroll Unites with Boxee

Topic started by gia on Oct. 30, 2009. Last post by Sharp 4 years, 9 months ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13

Netflix streaming is now going to be available on both Xbox Live and soon the PS3 as well. But how about Crunchyroll? I've had moderate success streaming titles on the PS3's browser, but the browser itself is somewhat limited in capability, so it's not perfect. 
 
Well, Crunchyroll has just announced that they've united with Boxee, a software start-up aimed at streaming online video and putting it on your TV. Boxee is already working with Hulu, CBS, CNN, and a variety of other companies, so it's set to have quite a lot of content in it. 
 
Now, I downloaded the program and while I could find a recommendation for what was clearly a Crunchyroll video (Sasameki Koto 3), I couldn't find the Crunchyroll library just yet. I'll check back on it throughout the day and update this post when the rest of their material comes available. It's not clear from the press release how many of the shows will be available-- it SOUNDS like the entire library, and Boxee is just another tool to browse it.
 
It's a big full-screen program, for the record, definitely more aimed for finding a way to get it on your TV than for using it on your PC itself, but it's got a pretty smooth design. It's still in alpha, which is good because some of the navigation is a little bit odd.
 
Post by AjayRaz (291 posts) See mini bio Level 12
a crunchy roll membership would be sweet. i wish i had partaked in that contest a bit back ._.  
this seems pretty cool, though. i'd like to see how this turns out 
Post by GodLen (877 posts) See mini bio Level 10
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Sounds great, me and crunchyroll are dating at the moment. 
Post by JJOR64 (2,074 posts) See mini bio Level 16
That's awesome.  Now if I only had a membership to Crunchy Roll.  :(
Post by Sharp (35 posts) See mini bio Level 5
I installed Boxee this weekend, and I saw CrunchyRoll there.  You have to add the CrunchyRoll "application", because it's not listed automatically.  Unfortunately, the video was very jerky.  It didn't feel like lag, though.  It was more like the Boxee player was dropping every other frame.  The sound came through alright, but I just couldn't watch it like that.  I hope they get that worked out, because all the rest of Boxee is awesome.
 
Could AnimeVice make a Boxee application?
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