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  • Streaming Entertainment Startup Boxee Acquired By Samsung For Around $30M

    Streaming Entertainment Startup Boxee Acquired By Samsung For Around $30M

    Israeli and NYC-based streaming media and entertainment startup Boxee has been acquired by South Korean electronics giant Samsung, we’ve been told by reliable sources. The Tel Aviv-based startup launched its latest hardware device late last, the Boxee Cloud DVR, which was rebranded from the Boxee TV to emphasize its focus on streaming over-the-air broadcast HD channels, and recording… Read More

  • Boxee TV Hits Walmart Stores Tomorrow

    Boxee TV Hits Walmart Stores Tomorrow

    Boxee has grown up. It was just a few short years ago that the NYC startup was simply hawking beta copies of its innovative media center software. Then came the D-Link-made Boxee Box, which sold in limited numbers through Best Buy and several online retailers. But now, with the Boxee TV, the startup has pulled off something special (or devilish depending on your view of the retailer) and… Read More

  • Boxee TV — First Look

    The Boxee TV Offers Unlimited DVR Storage, Dual Tuners, And Netflix For $99 (And $15/Month For The DVR)

    Meet the Boxee TV: A $99 TV tuner/DVR aimed squarely at cord cutters and casual cable TV subscribers. It packs a DVR with unlimited storage, dual ATSC/QAM tuners, and several key apps including Netflix, Vudu, Pandora and YouTube. But most important, it’s built with Boxee’s DNA, which guarantees a class-leading user experience. The Boxee TV is the company’s third major… Read More

  • Full Circle: Boxee Brings OTA HDTV And Basic Cable To The Boxee Box

    Full Circle: Boxee Brings OTA HDTV And Basic Cable To The Boxee Box

    Boxee just reinvented the box. The Boxee Box is no longer just a media streamer, thanks to the just-released Boxee Live TV. The little USB ATSC tuner integrates OTA HDTV and basic cable seamlessly into the Boxee Box’s menu system, and I found it’s as wonderful as it sounds. The little box is now the cord cutter’s best friend (if it wasn’t already). Read More

  • Boxee Brings The SOPA Protests To Living Rooms

    Boxee Brings The SOPA Protests To Living Rooms

    SOPA protests are everywhere today. The Internet is collectively up in arms about the proposed legislation. Major sites are shut down, banners are everywhere, but that’s online. Boxee is taking the fight to living rooms. Turn on a Boxee Box today and you’ll be greeted with three large black boxes that clearly state STOP SOPA. There’s no way to miss them. Featured videos… Read More

  • The SlingPlayer App Makes Its Way To The Boxee Box

    The SlingPlayer App Makes Its Way To The Boxee Box

    Boxee Box owners, get ready for even more content. The SlingPlayer app is available for your downloading (auto-playing video warning) and ready to catch content slung from a SlingBox Solo or Pro-HD. This simple app allows big things. When paired with the appropriate SlingBox, Boxee Box users will be able to remotely control and access a cable box, DVR or satellite receiver. This turns the… Read More

  • At Long Last: Spotify App Now Available On Boxee

    At Long Last: Spotify App Now Available On Boxee

    Boxee Box owners who are also paying Spotify users, rejoice, for the two have been combined into one sweet music streaming app. Boxee users with a Spotify Premium subscribers ($9.99 per month) can now enjoy on-demand access to Spotify’s millions of available tracks directly on their TV. Read More

  • Boxee Outlines The Upcoming Boxee Box Firmware Changes

    Boxee Outlines The Upcoming Boxee Box Firmware Changes

    Talk about timely. Boxee’s Avner Ronen just posted the worklist for the next Boxee Box firmware, which is schuduled to drop in May. Among other fixes the browser is getting a major update that seems to address many of my concerns. Also, Boxee Box support for the iPad app is coming. May can’t get here soon enough. Read More

  • The 4 Boxee Box Issues That Must Be Addressed ASAP

    The 4 Boxee Box Issues That Must Be Addressed ASAP

    I’ve thrown big props towards the Boxee Box lately calling it the best media streamer for cutting the cord. It’s a solid device that provides a memorable user experience. That’s rare these days but the Boxee Box nails it, which is why I give it so much credit. But it’s not perfect. I seriously believe that the pros greatly outweigh the cons. Still, there’s room… Read More

  • The Five Best Cord Cutting Devices (Plus One Bonus!)

    The Five Best Cord Cutting Devices (Plus One Bonus!)

    I hit a nerve. I seriously believe cord cutting is all about alternative services and not the hardware. Clearly others think different. My last post concerning the movement focused on three main areas with hardware only one small portion of the overall post. Why? All roads lead to Netflix and DLNA servers anyway. Nearly every box can run Netflix along with at least a dozen of other… Read More

  • Netflix Finally Lands On The Boxee Box

    Netflix Finally Lands On The Boxee Box


    Smooooooch! That’s Avner Ronen of Boxee Box wishing all the Boxee Box owners a happy Valentine’s Day with a big wet Netflix kiss. The streaming media service just hit box and will certainly makes some Boxee Box owner’s day with ability to browse the Netflix streaming catalog right from the box. Netflix was supposed to hit the Boxee Box by the end of 2010. That’s what… Read More

  • Boxee Not Satisfied With Netflix, Boxee Boxes Cry Out In Content Hunger

    Boxee Not Satisfied With Netflix, Boxee Boxes Cry Out In Content Hunger

    Sigh. The Boxee Box launched with much fan fair in November. At that time, the promise was Netflix and Vudu would hit the box by the end of the year. A major firmware hit the device in December, but the app support wasn’t included. New Years came and went and then suddenly, Vudu hit the box in late January with the fleeting promise Netflix would come by the end of the month. Well… Read More

  • Boxee Box Gets Another Firmware Upgrade, No Netflix Yet

    Boxee Box Gets Another Firmware Upgrade, No Netflix Yet

    Everyone likes the Boxee Box, even Viewsonic is adding Boxee inside their new TVs. It just that, most of the other streaming media boxes have Netflix — even Apple TV. When Boxee CEO responded to complaints about Boxee’s lack of Netflix he said, “[they] are working hard to get Netflix out the door.” So what’s new with the update? Read on after the break. Read More

  • Boxee Box Update Rolls Out Today, Hulu, Vudu Imminent [Update]

    Boxee Box Update Rolls Out Today, Hulu, Vudu Imminent [Update]


    A cryptic Tweet from Boxee points to a new firmware version rolling out in the next few hours, one that probably promises Vudu and Hulu content on what Matt calls “his favorite box.” Matt here: Nevermind John. He meant to say Netflix, not Hulu. Read More

  • Boxee Box Gets Its First Major Firmware Update, Local Media Can Now Be A Priority

    Boxee Box Gets Its First Major Firmware Update, Local Media Can Now Be A Priority

    The Boxee Box is great, but not perfect. The company just rolled out the first major firmware update that address many of the common complants. Owners can now specify whether local or Internet files take precedent over the other, making for a much more user-centered feel. If you have a bunch of files stored on a NAS that are watched regularly, you’ll probably selecte the  “Mostly… Read More

  • UI Improvements For Boxee Box Incoming

    UI Improvements For Boxee Box Incoming

    While the interface wasn’t on our list of no-nos in our Boxee Box review, there’s always room for improvement. Boxee has announced in their forums that they’ll be updating the box’s firmware with a few changes that should make it smoother overall. Here’s what’s going down… Read More

  • Avner Ronenon Boxee's Development

    Boxee CEO To Big Media: "Resistance Is Futile"

    With all the new Internet TV boxes and services sprouting this holiday season—from Google TV and Apple TV to the Boxee Box, Shufflr, and beyond—there is a lot talk about people cutting their cable cords and just getting all of their TV from the Internet. That is not going to happen anytime soon until the best TV shows and movies become available online at the same time as on TV… Read More

  • Death/Star: Galaxy Tab

    Death/Star (Episode 1): The Galaxy Tab, Instagram, and Boxee Box (TCTV)

    Welcome to Death/Star, a new show we are testing on TechCrunch TV. It’s a product review show with a twist. My co-host, CrunchGear editor John Biggs, and I give our opinions on three hot products. In the inaugural episode we cover the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Tablet, photo-sharing app Instagram, and the Boxee Box. To spice things up, we try to go beyond the traditional… Read More

  • 9 Great Gifts For The Media Pirate In Your Life

    9 Great Gifts For The Media Pirate In Your Life

    More and more households are cutting the cord and opting for legally or otherwise obtained content. This opens up a whole new world of potential holiday gifts! You could get your significant other any number of available media streamers to fancy HTPC remotes to even a subscription to various media services. But there’s no need to aimlessly wander the aisles of Amazon in search of… Read More

  • Viacom Cuts Off Google TV, A Rally To Restore Sanity Is Clearly Needed

    Viacom Cuts Off Google TV, A Rally To Restore Sanity Is Clearly Needed

    Sigh. This is getting a bit much. Turns out there isn’t much to watch on Google TV after all. Google TV is apparently viewed by big media as the devil, as the horned one himself and the only way to counter its/his takeover plans, is to disallow access/worship. And so, just like that, Viacom joined the ranks of News Corp, NBC Universal, Disney, and CBS in their stance of blocking the… Read More