Posts tagged as: Boxee

Reports Have Samsung Buying Boxee for $30 Million

Samsung has reportedly paid $30 million for Boxee, the streaming media player that has struggled to make a name for itself in the competitive home entertainment market, according to a report from the Israeli business site, The Marker.  Samsung will reportedly continue to employ Boxee’s 40 employees. Boxee, which previously raised $26.5 million, was hoping to […]

Boxee Giving Free Boxee TVs Early Customers

Boxee will start the promotion of its upcoming Boxee TV  by giving away free units. A number of customers that have registered on the Boxee website and completed a survey have been e-mailed, offering the device at no charge before its expected release date of mid to late November. The form has been up since […]

Boxee TV Sports Subscription-Based No Limits DVR Capability

Boxee, which traditionally made products that focused on streaming multimedia content from local storage and the web, has now introduced the aptly named Boxee TV. It will let users watch live TV content from ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and other channels in high definition. It also doubles as a DVR and bring Internet Apps to […]

Boxee Might Offer DVR Subscription Service

Boxee may be planning on introducing a subscription-based DVR service for its recently introduced Live TV tuner. This is suggested by a survey the company sent out this weekend, asking users how much they would be willing to pay for the ability to record 300 hours of TV per month. The options range from $5 […]

Boxee Pulls Desktop Apps for Mac, Windows, Linux – Focus on Set-Top Box

Boxee is set to cease offering desktop apps for Mac, Windows and Linux. The company late last year released its last update for the desktop software, bringing a revamped interface and search improvements, however the utilities have been removed from download servers. The company is terminating development of the desktop software to focus solely on […]

Boxee Box Adds Spotify Premium Music

Boxee gave owners of the Boxee Box a reward for the weekend on Friday with the addition of Spotify streaming. Those who pay the $10 monthly subscription for Spotify Premium can listen to any track in the catalog and get access to their playlists. The Boxee app is optimized for the TV-sized interface and doesn’t […]

ViewSonic Gives Up on Boxee Smart TV, for Now

ViewSonic will no longer bring its planned smart TV running on Boxee’s media center software, at least in the near term, the company told GigaOM. High costs and a lack of interest in the market were cited as the key factors. ViewSonic elaborated, stating consumers spent less on Smart TVs along with the slow-down in […]

MOG Music Streaming Comes to Boxee

Boxee has added MOG’s instant music streaming services to the media selection now available with its set-top box. The addition will offer subscribing Boxee owners a pick of over 11 million songs from its catalog. All are available in higher quality than usual 320Kbps streams. MOG allows a listener to create an individualized playlist or […]

Boxee Announces A Major Update for Mac, Linux, Windows Coming this Fall

Boxee put focus back to the desktop on Monday with a promise of a major update for the Mac, Ubuntu Linux, and Windows versions of its media front-end app. The new version will bring the reworked browser and content options that have been present on the Boxee Box in recent months. The code would also […]

Boxee Details May Update Including Support of New iPad App

Boxee on Wednesday gave the skinny on the update coming in May for the Boxee Box. The upgrade will bring support for Boxee for an iPad app to stream the media hub’s content to an iPad. The browser should also be faster for loading and scrolling as well as bring favorites and a history. Viewers […]

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