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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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Boxee Netflix delayed again: DRM to blame?

Boxee Netflix delayed again: DRM to blame?

The promised Boxee Netflix app - which the streaming media company had previously said would be released by the end of January - is once again delayed. According to the Boxee blog, the Netflix app works but has "not yet satisfied Netflix’s security requirements."

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Boxee Box gets VUDU streaming; Netflix later in January

Boxee Box gets VUDU streaming; Netflix later in January

Boxee has added VUDU support to the Boxee Box by D-Link, as promised, with US users of the streaming media cube now able to access rented and purchased content. The Boxee STB supports VUDU's HDX format, for 24fps 1080p HD with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound.

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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 add CBS and 3D VUDU content; iPad app imminent

Boxee add CBS and 3D VUDU content; iPad app imminent

Boxee's CES 2011 plans aren't just limited to the new Iomega TV; the company also has software and content provider news for the show. The company has announced that CBS has been brought on board to provide premium content, while VUDU's 3D movies will be available on the PC, Mac and - when VUDU finally makes its imminent arrival on the standalone STB - on the Boxee Box.

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Iomega TV with Boxee blends STB with NAS

Iomega TV with Boxee blends STB with NAS

Boxee has announced its second hardware partner, Iomega, who will be following the Boxee Box by D-Link with the Iomega TV with Boxee. Unlike the D-Link version, the Iomega TV will have an optional integrated hard-drive; Boxee describes the STB as "a NAS running the Boxee software."

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Kinect becomes gesture remote for Boxee and XBMC media portal

Kinect becomes gesture remote for Boxee and XBMC media portal

I have to say that most of the Kinect hacks that I have seen have been cool, but had no real use for me or most other geeks that don’t hack just for fun. A new hack for the Kinect has surfaced dubbed KinEmote and this is one hack that would be useful to many people.

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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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Boxee Box gets teardown treatment

Boxee Box gets teardown treatment

The Boxee Box by D-Link is shipping, and it's played right into iFixit's destructive hands. Inside it's an admirable mixture of easily-unscrewed components and a vast heatsink keeping Intel's Atom CE4110 SoC cool.

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Boxee Box by D-Link now shipping; Netflix and Hulu Plus incoming

Boxee Box by D-Link now shipping; Netflix and Hulu Plus incoming

The standalone Boxee Box by D-Link is finally shipping, with 33 countries getting the $199.99 home entertainment box at launch. While we've known to expect the Boxee Box for some time now, what's particularly exciting is that Boxee is in the process of inking deals with Netflix and Hulu Plus, which will see the streaming content services both eventually available to users.

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VUDU pay-per-view hits Boxee and Boxee Box in November

VUDU pay-per-view hits Boxee and Boxee Box in November

Boxee and VUDU have announced a partnership that will see the former's media platform - including the upcoming Boxee Box by D-Link - gain access to pay-per-view titles from the latter's catalog.  Up to 1080p Full HD content will be supported, together with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound.

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