San Francisco – The new
app will soon be appearing on Boxee’s App Library, offering access to more than
35 million hours of video content on the web directly from a television.
The Blinkx app, which is said to complement other apps already
, is billed as “the
world’s largest and most advanced video search engine.”
Users can seamlessly
search, discover and watch professionally produced Internet video from top
Boxee aggregates the best Internet content and locally stored
media and makes them available through an easy-to-use interface that’s designed
for a TV and remote.
Boxee is available as a free download for Mac and Windows
computers as well as via D-Link’s Boxee Box.
The Blinx app will join popular video, music and photo services,
including Netflix, Vudu, NHL, MLB, Pandora and Flickr, which are already part
of the Boxee aggregation.
“Boxee’s mission is to
bring all the stuff people love watching on the Web onto their TVs in a way
that makes sense and we’re thrilled to offer Blinkx on our platform,” said Andrew
Kippen, Boxee marketing VP. “As watching video from the Internet on your TV
becomes mainstream, the Blinkx app will allow our users to easily discover and
watch premium videos from the comfort of their own living room.”
The Blinkx app offers three entertainment channels:
Popular: an editorialized roundup of the most
popular videos, including the latest news from Hollywood and human feats.
News: a breaking-news channel featuring top
stories from around the world, culled from the “Inform Me” channel on Blinkx.com.
Fun: a playlist of bloopers, stunts, pranks and
cute animals, drawn from Blinkx Beat.
“The proliferation of Internet-enabled TVs and intelligent
set-top boxes means viewers will soon be able to tap into the web’s vast domain
of video content directly from their televisions,” said Suranga Chandratillake,
Blinkx founder and CEO. “The Blinkx app, which combines our robust search
technology with our massive index of online video, perfectly complements
Boxee’s existing entertainment options and will further allow Boxee users to
find, discover and enjoy the best that Internet video has to offer.”
Blinkx has more than 720 partners for its indexed video and audio
content. It has also opened its TV API to provide partners in the Connected TV
ecosystem access to Blinkx’s video index.