Boxee announced on its blog today that it will be releasing version 1.5 of its Boxee software very soon. The update will improve the home screen with additional links; give the featured section a face lift, optimized search, made the Menu more accessible, updated the Movies and TV Shows layout, expanded the thumbnails in Watch Later & Friends sections and added filters. The version 1.5 update is now available as a beta for Mac, Windows and Linux users. Boxee version 1.5 will be available for Boxee.tv at the end of January next year. Head over to the source for links to download the latest Boxee update.