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Boxee raises $16.5m funding: More content & tablet support promised

Boxee raises $16.5m funding: More content & tablet support promised

Boxee has closed a new round of funding, raising a further $16.5m in investment which the company says it will spend on adding content to the streaming media platform, increasing the number of hardware partners producing standalone Boxee Boxes, and developing the system to take on more of the established A/V ecosystem. According to Boxee VP of marketing Andrew Kippen, the company "would also like to see Boxee handle all the video on a TV with no need to switch inputs."

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Netflix Available Now On Boxee Box

Netflix Available Now On Boxee Box

As if to give us a lovely Valentine's Day present, Boxee has gifted us with news that they now support Netflix on their set-up box, the Boxee Box. Owners can start streaming movies and TV shows from Netflix once they update the software. The service is available now to customers in the US and Canada.

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ViewSonic announces Boxee integration for Televisions

ViewSonic announces Boxee integration for Televisions

Complete integration between computing and television has been dreamed about in the past, but recently the merging between them seems much more imminent. Boxee, software that brings intelligent capabilities to television, will be showcased by ViewSonic this CES. It will run an Intel® Atom™ processor CE4100 and will allow you to surf throughout the net, check Facebook, Twitter, and even stream Pandora or movies from Netflix.

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Boxee Box gets first firmware update

Boxee Box gets first firmware update

Boxee has pushed out the first firmware update for the Boxee Box by D-Link, v1.0.1.16319. The full changelist is after the cut, but highlights include the addition of .mkv with header compression support together with WiFi fixes, networking sharing fixes and smoother Blu-ray content playback. Although the Boxee Box automatically checks for updates daily, it's also possible to prompt an update via the settings menu.

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