The Boxee Box is Available and Shipping!

Boxee Box’s set-top box for streaming video content built in collaboration with D-Link, is now available in 33 countries. The device is launching with an impressive array of access to online sources and compatibility with numerous codecs. Boxee has also promised that Netflix and Hulu Plus support would be coming in the very near future.

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“Yes. We’re planning to bring Netflix to the Boxee Box before the end of the year.” says Boxee Box’s Andrew Kippen.

Before it was a set-top box, Boxee was a piece of software that you installed on your Mac or PC and then hooked up to your television to stream content. Now the Boxee Box is an easy plug-and-play way for consumers to bring Boxee’s software to their living rooms. The Boxee Box hardware is built on the same Atom-based platform as Google TV, and runs Boxee’s eponymous media center software. Boxee sells for $199, which is more expensive than Apple TV or Roku XD|S but still cheaper than Google TV from Logitech or Sony.

Boxee Box can access a variety of online sources, such as YouTube, Vimeo, and VUDU. It also accesses video content on network websites, including those sites specifically built for a TV interface. The Boxee software uses an app plug-in architecture to add additional content, much like Roku’s “channels” system. The device can also access content from a local network or storage device saved in almost any popular codec.

Now you have access to thousands of movies and shows on Boxee from services such as MUBI, OpenFilm, IndieMoviesOnline, and EZTakes. If you spend more and more time watching videos and TV shows on your computer, then the Boxee Boxx is the best way to watch those programs and movies on your TV screen instead of your smaller computer screens.

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Two of the most popular subscription-based services, Netflix and Hulu Plus, will shortly be available on the Boxee Box. Boxee’s Andrew Knippen said that Netflix support should be ready by the end of this year, taking away one advantage of the Apple TV and Roku players. Boxee is working to bring Hulu Plus to the device as well, though no specific timeframe has been given.

Hulu launched its Hulu Plus service earlier this year to free that content from the browser and bring it to HDTVs, set-top boxes, and mobile devices. It has been expanding the service ever since, most recently to Sony Bravia HDTVs and is coming soon to Roku. Hulu Plus will, for the first time, give Boxee officially sanctioned support for Hulu content.

For those that love HD, Boxee Box give you full HD all the way. So if you bought a TV that supports True HD and maybe even set up a surround system, Boxee can put them both into great use. Boxee plays videos in 1080p at 60fps without breaking a sweat and it will pass through 5.1 and 7.1 audio to your receiver.

The Internet has lots of 1080p videos (even YouTube), your new digital camera may also be able to produce 1080p videos. There is no reason to settle for 720p.

Love Social Media?

Connect your Twitter or Facebook account to Boxee and get a feed of funny, thought provoking (well depends on who you follow) videos directly to your TV.

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Don’t know what you want to watch?

In Boxee you are always a click away from a search bar that lets you search the Boxee TV Shows, Movies and Apps libraries as well as the entire web for videos.  Even better, the Boxee Box will start searching as soon as you start typing. It’s like Google Instant Search for TV.

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Keep hearing about HTML5 and it’s Wonders?

Boxee now supports HTML5 apps, which means that if you write an HTML page designed for 10ft it will work on any Boxee and Google TV devices, and hopefully other platforms will embrace this trend rather than try and invent their own platforms, which makes life hard for content owners, developers and ultimately slows down innovation in this space.

NY Times, HBO, Turner, USA Today, Vimeo, YouTube and many others have already created HTML5 Apps. We hope thousands more will follow.

Order Boxee Box Today!

So if you’re looking for a really inexpensive way to watch all your favorite TV shows on TV when you want to watch them, without having to worry about setting a VCR or DVR to record them, go order yourself a Boxee Box from Amazon and explore the freedom TV when you want it.

3 Reasons Why You Should Buy The Boxee Box By D-Link

For those of you who don’t already know, you are now able to preorder the Boxee Box by D-link on Amazon. There are many really awesome features that are available with the product. But in the interest of not taking up too much of your time, I like to share with you what I think are the Boxee Boxes most outstanding qualities. And believe you me, this was such a tough decision to make because this thing is capable of doing so many really cool things.

So, without further interruption, here are my three favorite features of D-link’s Boxee Box.

1.    You can either watch, view or listen to all of the files on your hard drive directly on you television. Say what? I’m not kidding you folks. This is really possible. Since I am not even a little bit technically savvy, I have no idea how they pulled off this ingeniousness of an idea, but they did it, and in my opinion this totally rocks. I love sitting around and watching the home videos that I have saved on my hard drive. The only problem is I really can’t get comfortable while I’m doing it. My computer chairs stinks, like most of them do, so I’d much rather watch these videos from the couch in my living room. And guess what? Now I will. And another cool thing is I can actually invite my friends and family over to view them with me. No longer are we required to huddle around the computer screen. Those days are officially over baby.

2.    You can movies from the internet directly on your TV. And one other really cool thing about this is you can watch a ton of free movies, and I mean like thousands of them. forget rental fees. At this point you’ve got to be nuts if you’re paying some joker at the video store to see the latest flicks. With the Boxee Box, you can see all of the newest releases right in your living room. There’s no need to go anywhere, or do anything other than order what you’re looking for through Boxee’s remote. If you haven’t noticed, I like the Boxee Box so much that I talk about it like it’s an actual person. It’s a little strange, I know. But I hope you don’t find it too eccentric and weird.

3.    And now it’s time for the big finish. The grand finale so to speak. My last, but not least favorite feature of the Boxee Box by D-link is the ease with which you are able to set this baby up. It is such a simple process that it’s not even funny. All you basically have to do is take it out of the box, plug it in, plug one stinking wire into your television set and then turn it and you TV on. How easy is that? It’s so easy even a cave man could do it. Sorry Geico. Please don’t sue me for copyright infringement. I promise I’ll be good next time.

How is Boxee Box by DLink Used?

Boxee box By DLinkEver wondered how the Boxee Box is Used? Keep Reading to Find Out Below

The Boxee Box by D-Link really is a phenomenal product, and it’s a shame that they had to push its release date back till November. But don’t worry because you can preorder your Boxee Box right now on Amazon. I wouldn’t hesitate because this thing is so cool that it will probably sell out really quickly. But this is only a guess. Please don’t quote me on that, since I can’t predict the future. If I could I would have already won the lottery by now. Ok, I’m getting a little bit off topic here. Let me refocus right…now!

So where were we. That’s right. I wanted to tell you about how to use the Boxee Box. Ok. Now I remember. It’s actually pretty simple, to tell you the truth. Let’s start with the setup process.

I was actually really surprised when I found out just how easy it is to set up the Boxee Box. It’s basically a five step process. But please do not be afraid of this process at all, because about three of the things on this list you probably do a hundred or so times a day. I’m exaggerating a bit, but I bet you do them a lot. I sure know that I do.

A. The first step is this – take the Boxee Box out of the package that it was delivered to you in. (Side Note) If Boxee is inside a box that is inside another box, please remove it from both. I bet I just confused you, but when you get your package from Amazon you’ll know exactly what I mean.

B. The second step is – plug your brand new, pre-ordered Boxee Box into the outlet on the wall. Preferably one right next to your TV, unless of course you have a long extension cord you intend to use to plug it in.

C. The third step is – plug the wire coming from your Boxee Box into your TVs HDMI input. Since I don’t know what kind of TV you own, I can’t tell you exactly where yours is located, but once you find it, plug it in.

D. The fourth step is (and this could very well be the hardest part of the process) – Turn on your TV. That’s right. I was just fooling around with you about this being a tough step to do. And like I said too, you probably do this like 10 million times a day. There I go with my exaggerations again. I kid because I love. Nothing more, nothing less.

E. And the last step is – Turn on your Boxee Box. Yes, you heard me right. So turn it on now please, before I start to get mad or something.

All joking aside, setting up and using your Boxee Box is really that simple. When you turn it on for the first time there will be certain things you need to do, but follow along with the on-screen instructions and all will be well. You have my word.

Looking For Information On The Boxee Box?

Boxee Box by DLinkIf you are thinking about ordering the Boxee Box by D-Link but you are on the fence, please pay close attention to what I’m about to tell you. By the time you are done reading this you will know for certain whether or not the Boxee Box is right for you. You’ll have your answer either way, but to be completely honest I’d be shocked if you don’t just turn around and preorder the Boxee Box immediately. It’s so awesome that it’s hard not to fall head over heels in love with it. You might even consider purchasing multiple Boxee Boxes, because the holidays are going to be here in the blink of an eye. You might as well get ready for it now, before the mad rush begins in a few weeks.

Boxee has many really awesome features, which I will tell you about right now. The first, and my absolute personal favorite, is the ability to access free movies directly from the internet. So, not only do you get this really cool product, you get free movies also. It’s unbelievable. But not only that, there are also paid options that puts all of the hottest new movies right at your fingertips. No more worrying about those late night trips to the video store. Forget about getting to the supermarket’s DVD kiosk. It just not necessary any longer.

Another phenomenal feature of the Boxee Box by D-Link is having access to all of your favorite TV shows instantly on demand. I know you probably have a DVR at home and I bet you even really like it. But the Boxee Box is really way better. You are not forced to record anything at all. So you know longer have to worry if you set up the recordings or not. Just turn on your Boxee and watch whatever TV show you feel like right on demand. It’s really that easy. I kid you not.

The next really cool attribute is one you probably didn’t even think was possible. I sure know I didn’t until I heard all about it when I pre-ordered a Boxee Box for myself. And it’s this. You can connect your home computer to your Boxee Box and view your files right on your TV. It’s really amazing I tell you.

Do you have some MP3s you’d enjoy listening to on your television? Well, you can if you order a Boxee Box from Amazon. Do you have any home sitting on your hard drive collecting digital dust because it’s so annoying sitting in front of your computer watching video on such a tiny screen? If you order a DLink Boxee Box, you’ll no longer have that problem. And last but not least in the super cool department is: Digital Pictures. Look at you digital photo albums while lounging around on your living room couch.

Life just got so much more convenient now that I know I’ll be getting my Boxee Box delivered to me real soon. I can’t wait.