Clicker, a thorough guide to Internet video, has been added to the platform, which hopes to bridge the gap between what’s online and what’s showing on your set.
A bit of background on both companies, since neither is widely known: Boxee is a free downloadable application that makes it easy to view online content from sites ranging from YouTube to CBS via your TV using a remote control. Clicker is a catalog of that content and includes over 400,000 episodes, from over 7,000 shows, from over 1,200 networks. It also includes content from the Netflix and Amazon video-on-demand services.
The team-up is one that makes plenty of sense.
Unfortunately, there’s one big hole in the relationship. While Clicker catalogs Hulu content on its PC application, it doesn’t do so on Boxee (as the streaming site is not an official Boxee content partner). The two services are working to add additional sources, though – and hopefully can get Hulu on board.
It’s the second partnership announcement for Boxee in two days. Yesterday, the service announced a team-up with Crackle, a Sony Pictures Entertainment division. That relationship will give users access to TV programs from the 70s and 80s, as well as more modern offerings like “The Tick” and “News Radio”