Boxee Drops NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 Chip for the Boxee Box, Swaps in Intel’s Atom CE4100 SoC

As Scooby would say, "Ruh-roh, Raggy." Boxee has opted to swap architecture platforms at the last minute from ARM to x86. No longer will Boxee Box be providing the NVIDIA Tegra 2 chip Boxee promised to ship at launch. Reason for the change? Engadget has quoted Boxee's Avner Ronen as saying: "The major problem we had [...]

Boxee to Get a Full WebKit Browser

Huh, looks like the folks at Boxee are taking my advice from an earlier report I wrote for their strategy partner regarding the Boxee Box. (Of course, I'll never get any credit or "the job." BTW, the suggestion wasn't well received at the time.) Boxee, according to NewTeeVee, is announcing that they're replacing their anemic [...]

Boxee Box Gets Priced at $199 – Available November 2010

Yesterday, Boxee's Avner Ronen commented on the Apple TV announcement and explained why he thinks people will choose his product over Steve's (or Google's Google TV for that matter). Bottom line: he believes Boxee's choice, openness, and lack of complexity in terms of menus and input systems will win at the end of the day. In [...]

Near Production Ready Boxee Box Previewed

Anticipation is building for the release of the Boxee Box by D-Link. If you remember, it was scheduled to be released this Summer, but then was later pushed to November — citing technical issues. Now, Zach Klien, Boxee's Chief Product Officer, in NYC is confirming that the product is still on track for launch and [...]

Boxee Taps RoxioNow for Premium Movie and TV Show Content

The content solution that powers Best Buy's CinemaNow and Blockbuster is soon going to be delivering premium (HD, 5.1 surround sound) movies, TV shows, videos, music, and photos to Boxee users for instant streaming. According the joint press release with Sonic Solutions, the RoxioNow entertainment platform will allow Boxee users to rent and purchase high-quality [...]

Boxee Box to Hit Store Shelves This November – Has Its Eye on Google TV

Avner Ronen has posted a blog entry stating that the Boxee Box from D-Link will be available this November. He attributes the delay to wanting to provide 1080p HD video playback from the web and local network shares, hardware acceleration support via Flash 10.1, and new to the mix... a TV web browser (most likely [...]

Boxee Says Google TV Is Complementary to Its Vision – Is It?

Last Thursday Boxee tweeted, after watching the Google TV introduction, that Google TV was "more complementary than competitive. we should start working on Boxee Android App for TV... :)" A fairly diplomatic response, I must say. Now, Boxee is reiterating to the TechCrunch Disrupt audience that Google TV can be a great opportunity for people to [...]

Boxee Payment System Put in Place for Premium Content

Today Boxee is announcing that they have partnered with Vindicia to enable worldwide content providers to offer premium content for a fee to Boxee users using its CashBox solution — in the process, Boxee will get a 30% cut of all transactions. According to Boxee, premium content will include TV shows, movies, music, and even applications. [...]