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Boxee 1.5 releases as final version for desktop

Boxee 1.5 releases as final version for desktop

Boxee's newest 1.5 update today essentially marks the company's transition from focusing their media-streaming service on the desktop, to that of devices. With that said, the app comes with a newly revamped interface, that provides faster access to the browser and the menu appearing as an overlay, along with an easier to access search function. The movie and TV sections have also both been updated, given more effortless navigation by genres and sources, and making it easier to check for previously unwatched video episodes.

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SlingPlayer for Boxee Box revealed

SlingPlayer for Boxee Box revealed

Sling has launched a new streaming app, SlingPlayer for Boxee Box, pulling in content place-shifted from your Slingbox directly to the compact STB. As with the existing SlingPlayer apps for mobile devices and tablets, along with the SlingPlayer for Facebook app released last week, the new option allows for remote control of an SD or HD video source - including setting and playing back DVR recordings - as well as streaming live TV.

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Boxee Live TV update leaks

Boxee Live TV update leaks

Boxee is apparently readying a Live TV option for its Boxee Box, allowing users to watch free-to-air channels in addition to streaming internet video, though the system is unlikely to be as capable as a PVR. The functionality is previewed in a currently-unreleased Boxee 1.5 upgrade, GigaOM discovered, with the promise of viewer's "favorite broadcast TV stations through Boxee's unique social interface."

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Boxee gets FyreTV app

Boxee gets FyreTV app

The Boxee set top box is a streaming device that is like the innocent cousin to the FyreTV box that is only for porn. If you are the sort that can't bring yourself to have to part with your hard-earned money for a set-top box purely for porn the new FyreTV app for the Boxee system might be just what you need. Apparently, the app will offer access to a huge amount of adult content.

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Spotify hits Boxee Box

Spotify hits Boxee Box

Spotify has landed on the Boxee Box, offering subcribers to the streaming music service a way to listen to tracks, as well as access playlists and artist information, from their set-top box. The latest in a number of implementations of Spotify in standalone home entertainment systems, the Boxee app also gives access to the What's New section, flagging up the latest content to arrive in the catalog.

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Can Little Companies Still Get Ahead?

Can Little Companies Still Get Ahead?

When we think about the state of home entertainment today, we typically talk about companies like Apple, Microsoft, Netflix, Sony, and others. After all, they’re the firms that are performing so well in the space right now, and they’re the companies that, at least for the time being, will continue to set the benchmark by which all others are judged.

But all that talk of big companies seems to leave out smaller firms that have some unique ideas but don’t seem to be able to get ahead.

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