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Boxee Box Firmware Update - NETFLIX SUPPORT !

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posted this on Feb-14 2011 03:13 pm

Happy Valentine’s Day: Netflix on the Boxee Box

We are happy to announce that TV shows and movies streaming instantly from Netflix are now available on the Boxee Box by D-Link in the US and Canada.

Netflix support was the most common request we had on our blog comments, forum posts, tweets, etc.  We heard you loud and clear. We were bummed that we could not make it happen earlier, but are very excited to have it out today.

To instantly watch movies streaming Netflix on your Boxee Box, you’ll need to update the software on your Box – it will update automatically to the new version ( within the next 24hrs or you can manually check for the update by going to... (more)


View the D-Link Blog announcement


The new public firmware for the Boxee Box clients includes the following:

New Features/Enhancement

* Netflix - US/Canada only
* Support Dolby Digital TrueHD bit streaming.
* Support for high resolution SRT subtitles.
* Updated drivers for external IR remotes. Now supporting “Windows Vista class” remotes.


Bug Fixes

* Under some circumstances, audio took 1-2 seconds to start.
* Subtitle size change was not retained after restart.
* In some websites, switching the video quality during playback did not work.
* Post boot Black screen (only if you are able to view the start up video animation).
* Vudu was not authorized if system was unable to acquire a correct time and date.
* Could not go backwards, forward or pause in Vimeo.
* With some audio receivers, namely Onkyo, audio was lost after video resolution switch.

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