The New York Times has confirmed that Samsung has acquired streaming TV company Boxee. It's not a monumental deal, but if anything the purchase will probably help Samsung slightly improve its connected TV interface.
Up'n'coming streaming box company Boxee isn't content sitting next to your TV. Instead, it's firing up an initiative to get inside your TV by offering an embeddable option to manufacturers.
Streaming boxes are the future of television; there's no point arguing it. The question is, who's going to own it? Until now it's largely been a two-horse race between Apple TV and Roku. But with Walmart throwing its retail weight behind the scrappy little Boxee TV, this rumble just got a lot more interesting.
Boxee's origins were humble: once a free-to-download media center app for computers and Apple TVs, the software evolved into a full-blown media streaming box for home theaters, and a powerful one at that (if ultimately flawed). But it was still sequestered from the main TV experience. With Boxee TV, we get one step…
We've been waiting for a set top box that could shake up the current craptastic boxes we get from our cable companies and/or do more than some of the neutered offerings available and Boxee may have figured it out. Or at least done something different than throw out the same black square puck as everybody else. This…
We know News Corp is sinking a whole bunch of money into Roku, thus upping the stakes of the streaming media box war that's brewing amongst companies such as Apple, Boxee, Western Digital, Microsoft and Sony. While all the boxes are similar, each has its own strengths and weaknesses, . Which one do you use? Which one…
Given its start as a little open source project, Boxee has done very well for itself as a hub for streaming video. Now they want to give users a place to create and share their own video, like Instagram does for photos. But can Cloudee topple Viddy and SocialCam, the early entrants in the video sharing space?
Boxee just announced a new dongle that'll let Boxee users watch Live TV on their Boxee Box. Sounds cool! Well, sort of. Boxee's Live TV only supports local networks and costs 50 bucks but it will route everything you watch through Boxee's sweet interface.
FyreTV, an Internet porn provider, has inked an agreement with Boxee to offer 15,000 movies from over 100 studios on the streaming settop box. The service will cost $10/month—well worth the price if you weren't aware of the whole Internet full of free porn. GigaOm has more details.
For those of you who like Boxee but couldn't be bothered getting the Box for your home theater setup, D-Link is now offering you the remote that came with it for your Mac or PC. Just to show they care.
Looking back on it now, the first time I truly felt the need for a note-taking app was when I started researching note-taking apps. I was just looking for a simple tool to save ideas about upcoming articles or jot down an occasional to-do list.
"I feel really good about Comcast" is not something Roku, Boxee or Google execs would want said by people who've tried out their connected TV products. Nevertheless this past Friday there were five Boston-based families doing just that.
A new update just brought Vudu's collection of HD streaming movies—some 4000 of them in all—to Boxee Boxes. More movies! Never a bad thing. These ones arrive in 1080p with Dolby Digital surround sound, and they'll cost Boxee owners $6 a pop for two night rentals (or $2 for regular old SD movies). The Boxee team says…
As Jason noted in his review, the Boxee Box was a really good local media streamer, but the software was also pretty damn buggy. Well hopefully that will change for the better now that Boxee has issued their first firmware update. Not only does it offer 30 bug fixes, it adds improvements to navigational and sorting…
Theoretically, Boxee is like a cheaper Google TV that can play back every file type imaginable, as well as stream internet videos through its browser + Flash player setup. In reality, it only does one of those things well.
So it's shipping, and will support Netflix and Hulu Plus before the end of the year, but what's actually inside D-Link's Boxee Box? iFixit found "build quality that rivals Apple's [TV]," and "is much more solid than the Logitech Revue."