Boxee later reinstated the feature using Hulu's RSS feeds, but Hulu once again blocked access.   Even though both the Boxee App and the Boxee Box supported Netflix,  the Boxee App supported only a limited instant queue, missing more recent TV shows and movies available through the web browser and iPhone apps.
Hulu, though sympathetic toward the situation, is functioning in the content provider's best interests and shutting down Boxee access because it was asked to, and asked Boxee to do the same. Feb 18, 2009 · Mere hours ago, Hulu's CEO Jason Kilar, in his Doing Hard Things blog entry, announced that Hulu's content would soon be unceremoniously jerked from Boxee, the service that allows you to stream Boxee uses a web browser to access Hulu's content - just like Firefox or Internet Explorer. Boxee users click on a link to Hulu's website and the video within that page plays. We don't "take" the Mar 08, 2009 · 1) Viewing Hulu content via Boxee is identical in every way *except* most Boxee users are watching it on the large screen televisions rather than a smallish computer monitor. Boxee does not molest The once-pleasant harmony between Boxee and Hulu has now soured into a push-and-pull battle for Boxee to gain permanent access to Hulu's content. Hulu access was suspended last month and separate Hulu is was is [UPDATES: See below] back on Boxee. The latest version of the media center includes support for the streaming service's feeds, bringing popular TV shows and movies back to Macs
Hulu was careful to distance itself from the decision, laying the blame on the studios instead, but for Boxee fans the end result was the same — all the great content of Hulu was gone. Now
frdmfghtr writes "According to a boxee blog entry, Hulu will no longer be supported. From the post: 'two weeks ago Hulu called and told us their content partners were asking them to remove Hulu from boxee. we tried (many times) to plead the case for keeping Hulu on boxee, but on Friday of this week Boxee's own response to the hearing makes a similar clarification. On a more speculative note, it is important to point out that the original Boxee implementation was quite different than the current one and, at the time Hulu initially blocked Boxee, there was a much stronger legal case that Hulu could have made against Boxee than it can currently. But Boxee's completely alive on the Apple TV (where Hulu Desktop does you no good) and far from dead on the desktop. Hulu continues to work within Boxee in both cases. But the people behind Boxee
Mar 10, 2009 · Hulu's recent removal of its content from Boxee is a reminder that broadcast and cable networks are still afraid of losing control of their content. But change is coming, and old media needs to embrace the new.
Mar 06, 2009 · Boxee has restored support for Hulu to its free media center platform for PCs and Macs. The support, a hack to Boxee’s RSS feed functionality, has a DIY aspect to it. Bowing to pressure from its multimedia content partners, Hulu recently talked Boxee into removing Hulu support from its media player platform for Linux, Mac […] Nov 10, 2010 · Some big news out of the Boxee Box launch event just now: Netflix and Hulu Plus are both coming to the asymmetric streamer. There's no timeline on Hulu Plus -- Boxee told us talks have just begun Mar 06, 2009 · According to an updated blog post at Boxee last night, Hulu is back up and running. This is a case where no definitely means no. Hulu‘s content is once again gone from Boxee. To recap: In October, Boxee integrated Hulu content into its media platform, creating an elegant way for users to experience Hulu video on televisions. The bad blood between sweet little Boxee, a start-up that lets you watch video from the Internet on your TV, and big bad Hulu started back in February 2009, when Hulu and its cable overlords (News Mar 06, 2009 · A Boxee spokesman, Andrew Kippen, acknowledged that Hulu was again inaccessible through Boxee and said the company was “looking into the situation.” The networks appear to be concerned about Boxee because it allows people to watch Internet video on TVs, instead of watching the same programs, with more lucrative advertising, on broadcast Last month, Hulu said in a blog post that its content suppliers asked the video portal to cut off Boxee's access to Hulu content. ""We are respecting their wishes," Hulu said in the post. Hulu, though sympathetic toward the situation, is functioning in the content provider's best interests and shutting down Boxee access because it was asked to, and asked Boxee to do the same.