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a Boxee Box is coming!

We launched our public alpha for Mac/Linux in January at CES. During the show we met with several device manufactures interested in embedding Boxee into their existing devices or building a dedicated Boxee device.

I am very happy to announce we have signed our first partnership with a CE company. At this point we can not say more about the partner or the specs of the device, but we can tell you we are working closely with them to make sure we deliver a great Boxee experience on it.

We will show mockups of the box and share more details at our upcoming Boxee Beta Unveiling event in Brooklyn, NY on Dec 7th. RSVP here.

Over the next few years there will be a great change in the way we consume entertainment on our TV. The Internet is (finally) coming to the TV and with it will come a whole new world of content, applications and innovations.

We are building Boxee as a platform that would:

  • make it easy for users to consume and find content - no matter what the source
  • give content owners, aggregators, and developers the tools to create unique experiences with a variety of business models
  • enable CE companies to enhance their Connected devices

This will be the first connected device running Boxee, but the idea is to provide consumers with a way to get Boxee in their living rooms, no matter whether it’s on a Connected TV, game console, set-top box, BluRay player, computer, etc.

Our goal is to be on every Connected device in the living room.

We are very excited about the partnership and looking forward to sharing more at the event.

November 12, 2009 at 10:00 am

163 Responses to “a Boxee Box is coming!”

  1. Dan says:

    I am really excited about this, I was looking for a nice boxee solution 6 months ago and nothing fitted the bill (apple tv slow, had to hack around it, lots of media players were crap and a mac mini or similar was too expensive)

    my dreams.
    * Wireless, can set it up to pull content from network shares.
    * Plays HD content
    * Works on new or old televisions
    * Runs boxee
    * Reasonably priced.

    if it can meet these criteria ill buy it in a flash! :)

  2. David Beegle says:

    Doesn’t the Roku do this already?

  3. Sam says:

    wow, amazing. I am looking forward to see what kind of cube they are going to present us! i am still looking for a good solution to install boxee. pc and laptop is not comfortable at all and apple tv is too expensive at the moment.

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