Boxee just added the Put.io app to its app library, making it possible to stream media straight from Put.io’s servers to your Boxee client. Put.io is one of many services allowing users to remotely download and store media, and it’s particularly useful if you tend to get lots of content from torrent sites. Put.io users can download torrent files straight to the company’s servers and then stream them to any browser, and now to Boxee as well.
Put.io can also be used to automate downloads from one-click hosters like Rapidshare, FTP servers or even plain old web sites. It can even use RSS feeds to automatically download the next episode of a TV show.
This means you could actually use this to set up a kind of cloud-based TiVo, a feature that could be particularly interesting for users of the upcoming Boxee box, which doesn’t come with any internal hard drive or TV tuner. Of course, you might run afoul of local copyright laws, depending on your country of residence and the type of content you’re consuming.
Put.io also isn’t free: Users have to pay betwen $5 and $20, depending on their desired amount of storage and bandwidth.
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