Boxee For iPad Out Now, Manage and Play Your Media

Written by Kevin

Watch any of your social media videos from services like Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and even media stored on your computer.

For those who don’t know, Boxee is a home theater social media center, which is offered as a all-in-one box (you can find it at Amazon or Best Buy) or is available as a software install for your current computer. I myself have installed the Boxee software on an older PC which now lies under my TV permanently.

With the new Boxee App for iPad you are able to watch any of your social media videos from services like Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and even media stored on your computer.

In regards to social media content, you can add items to a queue to watch later. For example, say your surfing Facebook and you find a couple videos you want to watch but don’t necessarily have time or shouldn’t be causing a noise ruckus (at work!) you can add them to your ‘Watch Later’ queue. This is even possible to do when your not using the app and may be on a computer.

I am particularly impressed with the interface that the app has to offer, it is very clean and is easy to navigate and I never ran into any delays or crashes.

To use the Boxee app you must sign into your Boxee account, if you don’t have one don’t sweat it, you can register for free within the app itself when you first launch it.

Key features of the Boxee App:

  • Stream videos from your PC/Mac to your iPad over WiFi
  • It is an advanced video player — accommodating almost every video format currently available
  • Send videos to your ‘Watch Later’ queue
  • Send iPad videos from the app to your TV (if you have a boxee box or the boxee software installed on a pc which is connected to your TV)
  • My favorite— Transfer the actual video files from your computer to the iPad through the app, while connected to a Wi-Fi network
  • Social media integration — you can view or share videos to your Twitter or Facebook accounts instantly

Download Boxee for iPad for free via the iTunes App Store (at the moment there is no iPhone or iPod Touch version)

Learn more about the Boxee Box/software/service

About the author


Kevin is the Founder and Senior Editor of Tech Heavy. When he isn't writing about the latest tech tools he spends his days working in an IT department in Dubuque, IA. @kevincray


  • So this only works for the iPad and no other types of computers? That’s a shame! I hope they fix that soon!

    • I actually saw Boxee in a catalogue, but then I also saw a storage device that had wifi capabilities which also stream to mac and windows. I don’t know how good any of these things are. Any idea? I’m thinking of getting one for my husband’s birthday but I also don’t want something that won’t work as well.