The Apple TV is a great device and I absolutely love mine but I haven’t really had much of a reason to hack it. Yes, the idea of being able to watch unsupported formats on my Apple TV sounded nice but honestly I have just much rather spent the time to convert those files to supported formats to keep away from that whole hacking mess.
But now I may be changing my tune. The wonderful media center software “Boxee” now supports the streaming of Hulu content through the Boxee interface and now that you can install Boxee on your Apple TV that means you can get Hulu content on the Apple TV (obviously, if A=B and B=C then A=C).
Along with this announcement Boxee has also announced that they have added CBS.com to their internet video sources.
What does worry me about this is that Boxee has not actually partnered with any of these content providers, so it is possible that these content owners would be able to block access to the content from Boxee essentially making this new features useless. I don’t really know why they would want to do that but seeing as how these guys are always so careful with where their content goes it isn’t out of the realm of possibilities.