Are you still waiting to buy Iomega’s Boxee set-top box? Then maybe it’s time to look for alternatives or call your relatives in the UK: Iomega just told us that it won’t be selling the device in the U.S. but will concentrate on Europe instead.
Boxee just confirmed the live TV dongle we first reported about a week ago: Boxee Box users will be able to watch free live HD TV on the device starting in January, when the USB dongle will go on sale for $49.
Huge news for Boxee Box owners: Boxee will soon release a major update that will include the capability to watch live, free over-the-air HD TV on the device though a USB dongle. We were able to take a first peek at the unreleased feature.
Canceling cable won’t just save you money, it could also help to save the planet: Apple TV, Roku & Co. use significantly less electricity than your cable box. However, not all Netflix boxes are created equal. We tested five popular brands to find the greenest device.
A new firmware update for the Boxee Box adds new features to its user interface and video playback, as well as support for more languages. The update also adds new content, including movie trailers, new apps from Wealth TV and SnagFilms and access to HBO Go.
Boxee violated the GPL v3 by closing down its Boxee Box platform and making it impossible to install user-submitted software, alleges an open source developer. Boxee says that it isn’t shipping any GPL v3-licensed software anymore and promises a complete audit of its open source code.
Boxee is announcing $16.5 million in new funding Tuesday, and the company told us a little bit about how it intends to spend all that money: Those plans include improvements to its current product and new content deals, but also a very different Boxee Box 2.0.
The wait is over for Boxee Box owners, as the startup is finally making its Netflix app available today. The app comes as part of a new firmware update, which also features some added security measures. Boxee previously had to delay its Netflix rollout twice.
Bad news for Boxee Box owners: They’ll have to wait just a little longer for the release of a long-awaited Netflix app. That app is working, but Boxee’s VP of marketing says the startup can’t release it yet due to stringent security requirements by Netflix.
How can bookmarklets and Delicious upgrade the way you use your Boxee Box? And what’s the word on the first-ever meet-up for those enjoying the cable-free life in San Francisco? We’ve got all the details in this week’s Cord Cutters update!
Want to buy a Boxee Box but also have a need for some network-attached storage? Boxee and Iomega have you covered, with new NAS products that come with Boxee software pre-installed, so you can watch all your downloaded videos in the comfort of your living room.
Boxee Box users, here are s few tips you shouldn’t miss: Learn how to use the Boxee Box as a file server, watch the BBC iPlayer, generate your very own Boxee web widget, import web bookmarks onto the Box, utilize Google TV’s web apps, and more.
Boxee is competing with the big boys this holiday season, pitting its Boxee Box against Apple TV and Google TV. Does it have a chance? I tested the Boxee Box for close to two weeks now, and I have to say: It’s really, really nice.
In episode 6 of our weekly series on dropping your cable subscription, Janko finally gets his hands on the Boxee Box, a reader gives Ryan the low-down on his cord-cutting solutions, and Liz plugs a web series introducing the internet to Ben Stiller’s parents.
Boxee made a name for itself with a cool media center application and a take-no-prisoners attitude. With its first device shipping this holiday season, the New York-based startup is streamlining its software and warming up to content owners. Question is, will its early adopters follow?
Wanna watch Glee on your Boxee Box? Then better hurry up: Fox.com currently doesn’t block the device from accessing its online videos, and neither do the other three big broadcasters. However, this could change soon. In fact, Boxee Box access to Hulu.com is alreay blocked.
The first Boxee Boxes are shipping, and we got our hands on one of them, despite the fact that review units are apparently still in transit. How does the packaging look like, and what’s in the box? Check out our unboxing video to find out.
Today on the Net: Comcast COO Steve Burke could announce NBC Universal’s new corporate structure as soon as next week, Boxee doesn’t make any money off the software that is used to run the Boxee Box and Adobe Flash on the Samsung Tab kind of sucks.
Boxee’s big foray into the world of hardware is set to start shipping November 10, but it sounds like they need a little cash up front. According to AllThingsD, Boxee is currently seeking out another $10-15 million of funding from new and previous investors.
Boxee CEO Avner Ronen thinks broadcasters like ABC and CBS shouldn’t base their business model on the size of a TV’s screen or on the device that a browser runs on, but on the ad spots displayed and subscription fees paid by Google TV users.
Boxee is announcing the shipping date for its Boxee Box today: Amazon will start to ship the set-top box on November 10, and other stores will start selling it on November 17. Boxee’s new software version 1.0 will be previewed on the 10th as well.
Yesterday Janko made the case for why a family man without cable access might buy a Boxee Box. There are many reasons why I won’t be buying one, but it mainly comes down to price, competition and content availability.
I just put in my order for the Boxee Box. With the recently unveiled Apple TV offering little more than Netflix streaming and Google TV trying to play nice with cable subscriptions and DVRs, this one looks like the right choice for my living room.
Get ready to order your Boxee Box: Amazon.com is accepting pre-orders for the online video set-top-box made by D-Link and Boxee starting today. The devices will ship in November and feature an Intel Atom processor as well as a brand-new version of Boxee’s media center software.
Boxee is getting ready for HTML5 by swapping out its browser. The next version of Boxee will offer web access via a Webkit, as opposed to the current Gecko browser. This should make it easier to access web apps as well as additional video content.
The Boxee Box is in production, and will reach stores as early as late October, according to new information from Boxee (see update after the jump). The company’s Chief Product Officer Zach Klein showed off the very first mass-produced unit in a video today.
Boxee’s set-top box was scheduled to go on sale this month, but the device won’t actually hit stores until November, the company has announced. Boxee CEO Avner Ronen told us that there were delays in the software production schedule, but he didn’t want to point fingers.