Clicker.tv is a Remote-Friendly Webapp for Streaming TV

Posted on May 19, 2010


Clicker.tv is a Remote-Friendly Webapp for  Streaming TV

Previously mentioned web service Clicker.com aggregates tons of streaming television sources online, and an app has already been released for Boxee. But if you’re not using Boxee on your media center, Clicker.tv provides a remote control friendly interface through your HTML5-compatible browser.

Ever since the Hulu plugin for Boxee and XBMC got shut down, the options for accessing online television from your media center were never quite the same. However, with the release of Clicker.tv, a remote-controllable interface for Clicker.com, you can at least browse through Hulu and other networks’ online selections without having to get out your keyboard and mouse.

It’s not as clean as a native plug-in might be (because it still has to run in your browser), but it also works with any software or set-up you have. There are still a few missing features, especially in cases where you’re directed to outside sites like Hulu instead of watching within Clicker.tv. Since other sites aren’t made to be used with remotes, there’s not necessarily an easy way to jump to full screen or go to the next episode. Clicker.tv is still in beta, though, and they say they have some plans on working out these kinks in the future. Hit the link to check it out.

By Whitson Gordon

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