As Boxee preps for its public beta in the coming days, it
just got a big ally.Clicker-boxee-home

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” 

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