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The Netflix App

marcel hass
posted this on Dec-08 2009 09:11 am

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 Getting Started with Netflix on Boxee

To use Netflix on Boxee, you will need to do the following:

* Note that the Netflix service is limited for use within the US and Canada only.
 

Comments latest first

Ethan Wolfe
boxee

I have boxee on my mac and i've noticed that all of the television episodes are out of order for netflix tv shows. Can anyone help me with this?

Jul-01 2011 11:41 pm.
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Michael Fluckiger
boxee

This seems strange.  I am in Canada but I don't think there would be any difference.  I have been using Netflix on the BB since the first day it was introduced - works all the time for me.  I watched 2 movies tonight - no problems at all?

May-29 2011 02:10 am.
Richard Ji
boxee

Just got the boxee box and I bought it primarily for watching Netflix on it.  Guess what?  It doesn't work very well.  9 out of 10 times it hangs at the third of the loading bar and eventually error out.  Only one time it worked.  I guess I am going back to watch it on PS3 or my iPad.  Future buyers beware!

May-29 2011 12:11 am.
Keith Boddy
boxee

App works, but navigation is buggy.  Says I connect to my account, but nothing 'queued' shows up on the boxee, nor does any movie play on the boxee software.

Extremely disappointed... 2 hours in of troubleshooting.

May-19 2011 10:55 pm.
Dale Brewe
boxee

I just fired up Boxee on my win 7 machine, and could not get the netflix app working, w/ a DRM error (N8155 or something)  and cryptic, garbled message on screen. I finally tried streaming w/ firefox and low-and-behold, I got a msg that silverlight had to download DRM components. Since I did that, the boxee app has worked fine. I still like the netflix interface on my cheap best-buy blu-ray player tho. W/ Boxee the images on display in the lists are a bit too small on my 42" TV, altho it's also nice having a number of items on-screen.  Probably the most missed feature  is a  "recently watched" list. W/ our blu-ray player my kids use that feature all the time (max one hr / day!) to access their iCarly episodes.

May-10 2011 09:57 am.
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Greg Smith
boxee

I  gave up on Boxee for Netflix on Windows 7 and switched to accessing NF through my PS3. The interface there is  a much better design.  I still do like Boxee for the Music Interface.

Apr-22 2011 01:53 pm.
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Suresh Maganti
boxee

I have the same problem.  Just to make it official, I just opened a ticket as well.  I am able to browse the selections, but unable to add to my queue or watch the video.  It just sits on "connecting to Netflix server."  Even as I wait for the support folks to revert back to me, could anyone please let me know if they were able to solve this issue?  BTW, I have a Netflix Canada account.  Thanks!

Apr-22 2011 01:25 am.
Dave Simon
boxee

Has anyone been able to use the build your own with the ubuntu linux version and use streaming netflix?

Apr-08 2011 09:34 am.
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Brandon Hill
boxee

I'm also experiencing the same problem as other Canadians with the Netflix app. Browses fine but can't watch anything or add to queue. Just sits on "connecting to Netflix server." Using current version (as of writing this - same as others below) on '08 MacBook. Everything else works pretty fine, though there are clearly several bugs small still being worked on.

Apr-04 2011 06:36 pm.
Denis Nickoleff
boxee

Does this actually work properly for Canadians?  I seem to be hooked into the American system. and can't figure out how to make it display Canadian content.

Apr-03 2011 10:01 pm.
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Jennifer Advani
boxee

I just figured out that the reason why the Netflix app didn't work on my Boxee Box was because I had a USB external hard drive plugged in. After a manual upgrade and a manual reset, it would have been nice to see this documented somewhere. 

Mar-26 2011 02:44 pm.
Celso Aguiar
boxee

come come, i read the forums and have seen the repeated entries bug as a known issue forever(!) why log bugs if they never get fixed? the issue is not even just bugs, the whole thing needs a full design overhaul.

Mar-22 2011 09:38 pm.
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Michael Fluckiger
boxee

I use the d-link hardware so cannot comment on experience with the pc version but all I see is complaining - so my question is, has anyone who is having these issues logged in to their account and opened a support ticket?  This may seem obvious but I never read of anyone saying they have been in touch with the Boxee guys to get help or assistance getting things running.  It's just a lot of ranting about the UI sucking or the menus not working.  I have found their support helpful so give it a try.  It is in the interest of Boxee to make you happy and to get you up and running with no problems.

Mar-22 2011 09:20 pm.
Celso Aguiar
boxee

me too here also very disappointed w/ boxee's netflix app. back to using WMC on htpc. unexcusably lame UI and design, bad search, bad displaying of entries in film genres (buggy, repeated entries). even wii netflix app provides way better functionality w/ captions and all.

Mar-22 2011 08:12 pm.
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Tyler Bell
boxee

So, a couple complaints.  First, the Netflix App UI looks and feels like they only spent about 10 minutes to build it.  Its ugly and doesn't fit with the rest of the Boxee UI.  Next, it seems to be missing lots features.  The features that exist, such as "search" seem so limited as to not be useful.  For some reason, it only finds 2-3 titles(and they are never what I am looking for), where the website can find 100's of streaming videos for the same search string.  Finally, it doesn't actually work.  I can get nothing to play from Netflix.  I can watch through safari, chrome, netflix, etc, and local videos and audio and pandora play all on the same machine.

End rant.

Mar-14 2011 01:41 pm.
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claudia_princess
boxee

Hello! I just installed boxee today and so far, happy. I was expecting once I logged in to netflix on my mac, to have it running on my appletv. No luck.  Any advise I should follow?

Many thanks! 

ClaudiaPrincess

Mar-04 2011 10:06 pm.
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Michael Fluckiger
boxee

Hey Rob,

You are way beyond where I have gone with a setup for online content like you're describing.  I can't say I know a lot about all this but now you have me searching the internet for the items you talked about to learn more about other options out there.

Anyway, I hope that a boxee solution comes your way soon.

All the best,

Mike

Mar-01 2011 10:42 pm.
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Rob Triffo
boxee

Sorry, last post was for MF not FM. Dang fingers never listen to me...

Feb-27 2011 03:13 pm.
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Rob Triffo
boxee

FM,

Thanks for the reply. Yes, I have Silverlight installed. You are absolutly correct that I can run Netflix from the PC in a browser and I do when I'm sitting at my desk doing my taxes, LOL. But this doesn't help much in the family room where we watch most of our TV and movies.

I see Boxee as an entertainment portal. Some are using the Dlink hardware device, but others of us have created a HTPC instead. I imagine the Boxee appliance is nice, it's just not my style. I run a combination of things, but essentially I'm a BeyondTV user for the PVR using cable and OTA HD (5 tuners), and I use XBMC for movies, photos, music, as well as a Slimp3 for music. I have a Mac Mini running Win XP (please no flames - I need XP for BeyondTV and Apple make the nicest hardware in a small form factor so I had to bootcamp it - running for 2 years without a hiccup) driving the client side in the entertainment centre in the family room and the server side in the basement.

The whole reason I starting using Boxee was to trial the social sharing aspect of what I watch with my friends. I mean it's just XBMC with a social compenent to is and probably a better GUI - at least I like it better. I need either Boxee on the PC or XBMC to be my only view in the family room so that I can replace my BeyondTV Link client and be able to access Netflix also. Right now I have to flip apps and I don't want to.I want one app that wraps everything - this is still a pretty big ask so it seems.

I have to assume that the Netflix app works on the Boxee appliance, but I'm pretty sure by the feedback that I've seen that it doesn't quite work on a Windows PC or a Mac. I think this is where the complaints are coming from. I like the Boxee interface, but until the Netflix app works on the PC, I'll keep using XBMC. Boxee really should just qualify that it's not available for PC use yet and this would ensure followers don't complain to much - is you say something works, people expect it too... unless you've used MS software (and I do), LOL.

R.

Feb-27 2011 03:09 pm.
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Michael Fluckiger
boxee

Hi Rob,

I am running Netflix on a Boxee Box and not a PC.  I'm not sure about a PC setup as I've never done that but I have to assume from the instructions that you have Silverlight installed?

That being said, and maybe this won't make sense to you but if you're on a PC, why do you need Boxee to access Netflix?  On my PC, I just log in to the Netflix site and view movies full screen directly from Netflix.  I can't figure out why the Boxee is required for this.  I must be missing something?

Mike

Feb-27 2011 12:13 pm.
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Rob Triffo
boxee

Hey MF,

So I'm using Boxee on XP SP2 and it doesn't work correctly (see my post). So what is your configuration that works. Seems like a number would be interested in how you got it to work.

Feb-26 2011 02:41 pm.
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Michael Fluckiger
boxee

Hi there,

I am on this chain of comments and have been having no issues with a Boxee Box and Netflix so I assume it's a Mac issue.  I would try and help but have never used a Mac and have no idea where to start as I have no hardware to play around with.

 

Question is, have any of you logged a support case with D-Link on the issue, and if so, have they responded?  If the Boxee is enabled to run Netflix on a Mac Mini, I would think they have had other inquiries and may have a fix.  Anyway - good luck with getting fixed up.

Feb-26 2011 02:24 pm.
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Dave Cushing
boxee

Another mac user whose Netflix doesn't work.

I have a Netflix Canada account and Boxee is installed on a Mac Mini running Mac OS X 10.6.x. I've activated Netflix in the Boxee service area, but when I launch Netflix on the Boxee app and select a movie/show, it continually tries to connect to the server, never getting anywhere.

When I use the Netflix web site from the same Mac, everything works fine - so I believe the problem is in the Boxee Netflix app.

Boxee Version is 0.9.23.15885 for the Mac.

Just to be clear, I have two mac mini's with the exact same configuration, and both have the exact same problem.

Feb-26 2011 02:09 pm.
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Rob Triffo
boxee

Yep, my boxee netflix app does the same L S. I've reinstalled, I've relinked to Netflix Canada, but nothing seems to get it working. The My Recommendations works, but if you queue them Boxee display "internal error", if you play them it's just as you described. New Arrivals displays "No Results". The Netflix app is half-baked. It seems to behave the same as it did 6 months ago for me - I don't see any changes.

Boxee: Is there something that we need to do to uninstall the NetFlix app to get the latest version, because I'm not seeing any difference from 6 months ago and yet the talk is that it's fixed?

Feb-21 2011 05:31 pm.
L S
boxee

I can't get Netflix to work on Boxee on my Mac.

I have a Netflix Canada account and Boxee is installed on a Mac Mini running Mac OS X 10.6.x server. I've activated Netflix in the Boxee service area, but when I launch Netflix on the Boxee app, it doesn't prompt me for a username and password. I uninstalled Boxee and deleted the prefs, etc, but it still doesn't ask me for my username/password.

If I try to watch a show or movie on Netflix, it gets stuck in the accessing movie server stage, even though the progress bar shows the video time progressing as if it is playing.

Any suggestions?

Feb-20 2011 07:00 pm.
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Michael Fluckiger
boxee

Hildebrand,

Have you logged into your Boxee account on a computer and activated Netflix in the Services area?  If not, you need to do this.  Other than that, if you have a Netflix account already set up, you should be able to launch the app on the Boxee Box and log in to use Netflix.

Feb-20 2011 12:54 am.
Hildebrand Weatherspoon
boxee

I am a huge Boxee and Netflix fan!  So happy that it is finally here, I can't wait to use it.  I need help though:  I logged in through my Boxee account and also connected to Boxee from my Netflix account.  Everything indicates that I am ready to get going.  I tried accessing Netflix through my Boxee console, but after I launch, it just goes back to my "App" page.  Am I doing something wrong???  Please help!  :-)

Feb-20 2011 12:25 am.
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Michael Fluckiger
boxee

Sorry, just to clarify, login to the Netflix site on a computer and after setting up then go to the Boxee to launch the app.

Feb-19 2011 01:05 am.
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Michael Fluckiger
boxee

Colin, I suggest you just login to your Netflix web site in US or Canada (not sure where you are?)  Sign up for an account and then login to your Boxee account and enable the Netflix service on the Boxee site.  Then, when you launch the Netflix app on your Boxee, it should ask for a user name and password that you set up when you registered with Netflix and voila - you should be streaming in no time.

Feb-19 2011 01:03 am.
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Colin Giles
boxee

Are you able to sign up for netflix from the app? It takes me to an account creation screen but then I cannot enter a password. Any ideas? Or anyone having the same issue?

Feb-18 2011 09:18 pm.
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Simon Cousins
boxee

@Davey Boom : Netflix is now on the Boxee appliance as of a few days ago.  Time for you to wake up.

Feb-17 2011 10:17 pm.
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Davey Boom
boxee

I'm so glad I'm only using the boxee app on my computers.  Didn't cost me a dime..  Wake me up when I can use boxee for netflix..  that would be sweet.

Feb-17 2011 10:13 pm.
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Steven Beothy
boxee

I'm not on here to troll but as my first post I want to ask all those who decide to complain about the boxee software or boxee box to please keep it to yourself. Yes we all can't wait for Netflix (even though it's finally here). But give the guys a break, even if they miss a deadline it's still a superior product. There isn't one device on the market that can do half of what the boxee box can do, stream live TV from other countries, stream vudu and netflix, or anything else you can think of. These guys get a pat on the back from me, this is beyond awesome and allowed me to cancel my cable. I watch what I want when I want and a lot of it for free from networks. If your unhappy with the product return it or don't use it and get off these guys backs. They deserve better for their innovative thinking and design. One of the best and smartest products since the iPhone.

Feb-14 2011 04:39 pm.
David Gomes
boxee

Boxee's management team should be fired for continually promising the addition of Netflix "by the end of December...", wait no, "by the end of January", oh wait... It's now February and there is no sign of Netflix on Boxee Box. I wouldn't get aggravated if they would just STFU about their false promise dates!

Feb-03 2011 07:59 pm.
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Chris Czeh
boxee

So, Only 2 hours left in the month of January and where's Netflix on the Boxee box?

C'mon, you tech failures.  Get it going.  This is now 120 days overdue. 

Jan-31 2011 10:19 pm.
ivan bakhurin
boxee

John, sorry to tell you this, but I contacted Boxee support on the Netflix issue few times. In November 2010 MARCEL HASS responded promising Netflix support by the end of December. Guess what? Never happened. I've bought Apple TV and am happy with what it does. Somehow I do not believe Boxee support's "end of January" deadline. I would have no problem waiting, if Boxee's management address this issue properly. Unfortunately, they do not give a damn. All they wanted is us paying $200 for something that is not working as promised. Shame on them

Jan-28 2011 08:09 pm.
Mary Rongyos
boxee

John O'Day - As an FYI...I have followed progress of addition of Netflix and dlink continues to say availability by end of January. Last night I called Netflix. While talking to the rep I asked if she had any information about when they would be added to Boxee. She said she had no definite information but we can check the Netflix site for announcements or we can call for updates. I'd also like to know when Hulu Plus will be available as updates about that seems to have gotten lost along the way.

Jan-28 2011 08:23 am.
John O'Day
boxee

hi, i just bought a boxee box (by d-link). and there is no netflix. how do i resolve that? 

Jan-27 2011 11:41 pm.
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Michael Fluckiger
boxee

I just got tagged with the comment from Jeremy so here's what I heard.  I asked Boxee support this question 2 days ago specifically for Netflix in Canada.  I got a support team response today saying that Netflix will be available on the Boxee by the end of January in the USA and shortly after in Canada.  I'm not sure what shortly after means but I have enough faith in these guys to think it will be in Canada within 60 days.  I don't work for D-Link but have used many of their products over the last 10 years and I believe they are a good company - I have no need to doubt this response.

Jan-12 2011 08:51 pm.
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Jeremy Zuniga
boxee

So when will the "Boxee Box" (BB) actually support Netflix? Dude, this is so basic that I even have Netflix on my iPad, a Blue Ray Player and it's listed (and works) on nearly every other competitive device....

What is less humorous is that the "Boxee Box" doesn't come out and say, "Coming Soon". Instead it appears as though it is already available, WTH? Let me know if this isn't a priority for your seventh grade crack coding team and I'll be sure to return it. Otherwise, as professionals, please provide a viable update for the delivery date of this application on the (BB).

Jan-12 2011 08:29 pm.
Duncan Cardinal
boxee

What Michael Fluckiger said. I'll concede that it's a ridiculously bad marketing idea to have Netflix listed  as a content partner without a "Coming Soon" caveat directly below the Netflix icon. With that being said, I bought my Boxee Box the day it went on sale in November and do not regret the purchase at all. It's been a fantastic local media streamer so far and is packed with way more online content and apps than I have time to watch. Am I happy that the Canadian Netflix app still isn't here? No, but at this point all indications point to some delay which could be caused by a myriad of different things. (Programing issues, content licensing issues, etc.) I can wait a bit longer for them to do the Boxee Box app right. However, If they suddenly pulled a 180 and said that Netflix WON'T be on the Boxee Box, I would be contacting them pretty damn fast to voice my displeasure. Here's hoping that they get the app out ASAP.

Jan-09 2011 01:03 pm.
Duncan Cardinal
boxee
What Michael Fluckiger said. I'll concede that it's a ridiculously bad marketing idea to have Netflix listed  as a content partner without a "Coming Soon" caveat directly below the Netflix icon. With that being said, I bought my Boxee Box the day it went on sale in November and do not regret the purchase at all. It's been a fantastic local media streamer so far and is packed with way more online content and apps than I have time to watch. Am I happy that the Canadian Netflix app still isn't here? No, but at this point all indications point to some delay which could be caused by a myriad of different things. (Programing issues, content licensing issues, etc.) I can wait a bit longer for them to do the Boxee Box app right. However, If they suddenly pulled a 180 and said that Netflix WON'T be on the Boxee Box, I would be contacting them pretty damn fast to voice my displeasure. Here's hoping that they get the app out ASAP.
Jan-09 2011 12:58 pm.
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Michael Fluckiger
boxee

I am finding the comments here very interesting - class action lawsuits, you are kidding right.  I bought this box for 200.00, plugged it in and set it up in 5 minutes - really easy.  I can watch streaming movies, tv, view photo albums stores on my dns-323, stream all my music from the same NAS box.  Why all the anger, this thing is pretty cool.  Netflix and many other services will arrive in good time.  Just spend some time playing with this thing to see what it can do.  Try the youtube app - great for instantly finding tons of stuff.  Stop being angry - life's too short.

Jan-07 2011 03:54 pm.
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Luis Martinez
boxee

I think I've read enough.

I'm returning the Boxee tomorrow and getting the WD Live TV Hub. And because I bought my Boxee through Wal-Mart they charged me tax soit came out to $217.00. The WD Live TV Hub with 2-Day shipping is $209.00  A good price for something that works.

Jan-06 2011 12:42 pm.
Mary Rongyos
boxee

When I saw the Boxee on a home shopping network, it stated that NetFlix and HuluPlus were available with Boxee Box. Well, I ordered. As I write this I am again reading the description next to the NetFlix logo, above. Says it's available to Mac and Windows. Well, I went through all the steps of signing up for the NetFlix free trial and adding app to my Boxee Box account receiving confirmation that it's established. Still, no NetFlix on the TV. I even went further and searched internet for instructions that say that NetFlix can be added to Boxee and ensured all criteria has been met in setting up. Still, not NetFlix on the TV. So...I just got off the phone with dlink where I was told that the addition of NetFlix and HuluPlus are delayed another month. They now say will be available by end of January. As a result of such descriptions as that next to the NetFlix logo, above, I have "spent" my free Netflix opportunityy by apparently signing up prematurely. Honestly, I do believe that class action suits have been initiated for such situations.

Jan-04 2011 06:17 pm.
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Dwight Fromm
boxee

Guess what? Not everyone cares about Netflix on Boxee. I can get that off our Tivos, DVD players, etc, etc. Nor do I can for much watching any web based movies or shows on the boxee - that's why we got cable TV/Tivo. What I do want is to be able to view all my ripped DVDs, music and photos  located on our home PCs. Improved supported for VIDEO_TS folders to at least match the PC version of Boxee would be much appreciated. Thanks.

Jan-04 2011 12:21 am.
James Hale
boxee

Yes. I took mine back too. I loved the Dlink box. It was pretty cool. But Boxee support sucks big time. The software just is not ready for the market. Maybe in a year or two.

 

I got a WD live TV hub. I like it. The best thing about it, everything works. WD does not put it out till it works right.

It took about 4-5 min to setup. The facebook app is the best I have seen on any media player. It has a I TB hard drive built in and a itunes server. It also has Twonky server built in so you can veiw media on anything that hooks to the network.

 

Boxee had more apps, but no Netflix or Hulu, which is standard now.

Jan-03 2011 02:48 pm.
ivan bakhurin
boxee

I purchased BB in November and was patiently waiting for the Netflix support, which these idiots promised before the end of 2010. Finally, I got tired from Boxee Box's BS. For Christmas I bought myself Apple TV. It took me 3 minutes to get Netflix working. I have not send my BB back yet, but surely will when I have a little bit of time. I regret buying BB and will never purchase anything else D-Link or Boxee.

Jan-03 2011 02:33 pm.
Dwayne D
boxee

hey very one make sure you tell dlink how ripped of you feel, let them know here is the email address

customerservice@dlink.ca

boycott dlink

Jan-01 2011 02:50 am.
Dwayne D
boxee

time to take the boxee back no netflix in Canada useless without it 

everyone as mad as i am i don't think i will ever buy another dlink product again. if this is how they treat there customers forget it

a official press release would be nice then all us suckers would know whats going on

later all don't forget boycott dlink money talks

Jan-01 2011 02:40 am.
E Burke
boxee

I guess it's off to return this and buy apple tv! or better yet, just use my $12 hdmi cable to hook up my computer to my tv. yeah, I won't have a fancy remote with a keyboard, but really, how is boxee without netflix or hulu actually worth anything? What do people use it for then? At least with my hdmi cable, I can go on any damn website I please.

Dec-31 2010 04:29 pm.
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Bill Dow
boxee

Please someone wake me up when Netflix works on Boxee.

Dec-31 2010 03:18 pm.
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mnankivel
boxee

I just hooked up an old shoebox to my tv with an HDMI cable to see how the Netfix streaming compares to the Boxee Box. So far I find no differences in their Nexflix streaming abilities, but the shoe box takes less clicks not to work... so basically it sucks for free rather than costing $200. Also, just to see I gave the shoe store a call to see if they would help make it work. They would not, but at least they responded - unlike Boxee.

Dec-31 2010 03:05 pm.
James Hale
boxee

and lets not forget the GYMBOX app that came out this week. You got that...right?  That should make you happy.  It does show you they are WORKING on something. forget the fact that noone ask for it.....it still shows they care

Dec-31 2010 02:36 pm.
James Hale
boxee

GUYS GUYS....cool it down.  We didn't get the Netflix app  Tha's life.  But they did take the time to give us a PARTY Video. called MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE with them playing beer bottles.....which is just as good.  right?  You know this took some time....and they sure looked happy.

 

kinda sucks for those who was hoping to get a app....but at least they are happy.  That is all that matters.

Dec-31 2010 02:32 pm.
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mnankivel
boxee

The Boxee box does not support netflix in any country (including the US), but in the US the Boxee PC/MAC programs will support Netflix... so why not return the Box then right!? 

 

Lazy programmers. Make January 3rd the official return your Boxee Box Day 

Dec-31 2010 02:21 pm.
E Burke
boxee

So is it just Canadian netflix accounts that don't work? I am in the US and set up my boxee today and can't find the netflix app on the boxee, nor can I get on netflix.com from the boxee browser. All I get is a red and white screen of skwiggly lines. Anyone else having this problem in the US?

Dec-31 2010 02:02 pm.
Mark Carreiro
boxee

WHAT THE F@*&!

this is really ridiculous, How hard is it to work this problem out? which has been a problem from launch day ... My boxee has gotten plenty of regular updates which seem to only be making everything worse rather than better. yet with all these updates there can't be anything to be done for the netflix app? really? .... get on your game boxee programmers you are failing this challenge hardcore. I have never seen such a huge uproar of unsatisfied customers in such a short amount of time. and the biggest shocker of this is the fact that you still do nothing, I havn't heard any news on addressing this problem only rumours and whispers from hopeful customers. boxee is quickly becoming one of the biggest purchasing mistakes of my entertainment life

 

Dec-31 2010 01:41 pm.
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mnankivel
boxee

I think there needs to be some backlash for misleading customers in this way. 500 returned boxes @ $200 would mean 100,000 in refunds. This should be our goal for daily boxee box returns. So please tweet, post and email. January 3rd is the beginning of the Official return your Boxee Box Day(s).

Maybe we can get T-shirts made... "I sent my Boxee back before returns were cool"

Dec-31 2010 12:26 pm.
Suzane Giroux
boxee

Class Action suit... anyone in?

Dec-31 2010 12:18 pm.
James Hale
boxee

ok, you have till the end off the day.....but because you give us NO word...I'll take my chances and say this will not happen. Therefore...It goes back to the store NOW. Bad PR by you guys will end the great dreams we all had on Boxee. Get your act back on track, before everyone takes the great machine (best on the market) but poor service to the state of "what could have been".  I guess I'll just get the next choice WD live TV HUB.

Dec-31 2010 08:59 am.
joshschilds
boxee

Really? The salesperson at Bestbuy 100% assured me that this thing worked with Netflix (my fault for trusting someone at Bestbuy). Every add I've seen has bragged about Netflix. Come on Boxee, get your act together or I'm taking it back!

Dec-31 2010 01:55 am.
Derek Purdy
boxee

i guess this can be called an update from boxee staff.

Derek Purdy

@boxee your lack of care to get netflix working in canada. The box is going back. Good thing it was a nov release. Easy to return

boxee

@derekpurdy we care, and it will come as soon as we can

Derek Purdy
@boxee well be prepared to lose a lot of sales from early adopters who are using christmas returns to bring them back
Dec-31 2010 12:17 am.
Derek Purdy
boxee

mine was returned yesterday.. glad it was a November release, made for an easy return.

Dec-31 2010 12:14 am.
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mnankivel
boxee

So pretty much everyone in this discussion feels cheated by Boxee since there is no netflix on the box. The post office is not open on Jan-1 or Jan 2. So we should all make January 3rd the official return your Boxee Box Day unless the ?netflix app is ready tomorrow (12/31).

Dec-31 2010 12:07 am.
Room 1313
boxee

Has anyone been provided an update regarding whether the canada netflix app will be releaed by end of year?

Dec-29 2010 04:43 pm.
MUBASHER AHMED
boxee

I cannot see the netflix app on my boxee box either

Dec-28 2010 10:58 pm.
Paul Bernard
boxee

 i just installed boxee and it works great for some of the Apps. i don't see a Netflix App in the list of available apps. any ideas? i have an Imac and i installed silverlight too. but boxee doesn't show a netflix app

Dec-27 2010 12:03 am.
M D Berg
boxee

I am disappointed that Netflix does not support Linux. One of the reasons that I wanted a Boxee Box was the strong endorsement given by the Linux Journal.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1521549

The link above will take you to a discussion about this issue. It appears that the only way is to install Windows on a VM.

Dec-26 2010 12:02 pm.
Tom Alexander
boxee

This is really too bad.... I think Boxee is loosing out big time... I was going to grab one tomorrow on Boxing Day... Boxee can you please give us an idea when we can use Netflix in Canada... I can use it on the PS3.

Dec-25 2010 06:09 pm.
Rick W
boxee

Very disappointed was hoping netflix would work on this machine partly the reason why i purchased it and subscribed to netflix membership very very dissapointed will cancel membership and return boxee within return period if app is not installed.

Dec-25 2010 03:55 pm.
Eliezer Perez
boxee
Seriously not cool that they advertise Netflix as a partner and don't have the capability on their machine. Christmas morning spent trying to figure out how to link with Netflix really sucked. Can't believe I wasted so much time just to find out it's not possible.
Dec-25 2010 11:11 am.
askar s
boxee

Very disappointing not to have Netflix support in Boxee Box. Will be looking for an alternative solution starting in Jan.

Dec-25 2010 01:47 am.
Scott Foster
boxee

They better have it working by 31st or its going back.

Dec-23 2010 03:08 am.
ivan bakhurin
boxee

I contacted Boxee customer service in November regarding Netfilx not working on Boxee Box.  An answer from marcel hass stated that Netflix will be available by the end of this year. After downloading the latest December Upgrade my  Boxee Box still does not work with Netflix. I am giving them until December 31, 2010. If they do not make Netflix working on BB, I am sending it back on January 3rd and buying Apple TV.

Dec-22 2010 10:29 am.
Carmine DiRuscio
boxee

Interesting to see that this string goes back over 1 year. I must admit I fell prey to the Boxee campaign with the hopes of connecting to Netfilx only to be another dissapointed customer. My Boxee is going back! If this is the way this company treats requests from their customers then It clearly is NOT worthy of my business. I will be sure to tell my freinds.  Good job!

Dec-22 2010 10:09 am.
aaron_dusatko
boxee

question for everyone here,  i just bought a boxee from amazon and having issues with the netflix app.   I setup the service online but have no way of finding an actual netflix app on my boxee.   If I use the boxee browser and go directly to netflix,  i can not select the log in link to get to my account or anything for that matter.  what is the trick?   thanks in advance for any advice.

Dec-14 2010 02:57 pm.
Arthur Goldsmith
boxee

This really needs to start working for Canadians. I looked through the Boxee source last night, no reference to Netflix anywhere, this is all done through the Netflix app, which comes direct from the Boxee team. 

Dec-12 2010 03:04 pm.
Renault Cartier
boxee

Hello you guys where ever you are.....if you want canadian customers.....when are we going to be abble to use Netflix Canada on Boxee?

Dec-12 2010 11:20 am.
Dave Hunt
boxee

Let me be the next one to complain......  You have GOT to be kidding me.  Why doesn't the whole pretty "wizard-like" web page take note of the fact that I selected Ubuntu and then added my Netflix account?  You would think, right there, it would have stopped me and said, "Sorry, you are wasting your time.  This only works for M$ and Job$."....  Oh well... For about 30 seconds I was REALLY excited.  Honestly, the site SHOULD be more forthcoming with this critical information.  Since I refuse to put M$ on my media pc I guess I will continue to use Roku as my Netflix device.

Dec-12 2010 03:36 am.
Jana and Lynda
boxee

When I saw Boxee supported Netflix I ran and signed up for an account as quick as I could - HOW COOL!

Now I see Linux users are left out of the loop, and my boxee client happens to be sitting very proudly on a Linux Mint installation. HOW COLD!

Do you see support in the future for Netflix service on the Linux side of life, where I choose to live?

Thanks for a nearly totally cool project :)  You all are great!

Dec-10 2010 04:39 pm.
Patrick Smith
boxee

 I have to agree with Johnny Stork. Is Boxee simply going to ignore our seemingly widespread problem in Canada with the Netflx app.  I paid for Boxee adf for Netflix and I am getting the benefit of neither. Come on guys. Do something. All this wasn't a surprise to you.

Dec-10 2010 12:23 am.
Johnny Stork
boxee

I will also put my support and LOUD REQUEST for Canadian Netflix support! It is also very disconcerting that so many people can all be asking a company for some sort of official response on this, some even paying customers of hardware, and we are all being ignored. I for one will be keeping my eyes open for an alternative solution and from a company that shows more respect for it's user-base.

Dec-09 2010 03:55 pm.
Jordan Pulley
boxee
  • Brandon Stivers said:

    I spent two days setting up a new box to install this to use netflix, only to find out it doesn't work with Ubuntu. What a load of horse kaka.


@Brandon

You Do know You can't watch Netflix in Ubuntu Period Right? Microsoft Refuses to release it's DRM Software on the Linux Platform and since Netflix Requires DRM it means you can't Watch it on Ubuntu. You can get the Netflix Player to Load if you get the "Novell Moonlight" Plugin (Linux Port of Silverlight) and use "UserAgent Switcher"(FF) to Pretend to be Using a Windows Machine. But the Player will just give you an Error that tells you to Restart your Browser and other junk. Simply without those DRM codecs from Microsoft you can't watch Netflix, Which is lame since AmazonVOD works Fine using Flash so why Netflix couldn't use Flash is a Mystery. Microsoft claims the reason DRM isn't on Linux is that "Moonlight still has too many Security Holes", Which I find is a Lame excuse. They could easily Work together with Mono to help get Moonlight up to Spec but they don't. It's not like they don't know it exists. If you go to the Silverlight Site on Linux and hit the Install button they Forward you to the Moonlight site. As far as I can tell there's no Real reason for them to Not help get DRM on Linux except that they Don't like Linux. The only reason Mac has support is that it's now Widely used and there would be a Big uproar if Microsoft didn't get Silverlight Working right on it. What's more, is that you can't even use Wine to install Windows Silverlight anymore. You used to be able to watch Netflix on Ubuntu by Installing Windows Firefox and Silverlight through Wine, then you just use the Windows Firefox to watch, but When Microsoft Released Version 3(or Something) of Silverlight the New Installer won't Run with Wine and Netflix Requires you to have the Latest Version to Watch. All this is very Frustrating for me who's Windows Install is Screwed up(No Sound) and I don't have Time to Backup, Reinstall Windows, and Reinstall all My Apps. I prefer Ubuntu anyway but for Now the Only way I can watch Netflix is to use Either my Family's Shared Computer, the Roku or the Kid's Wii but they or the TV's they're hooked to are often in use.

Dec-05 2010 11:47 pm.
jesper pedersen
boxee

i ment netflix

Dec-05 2010 01:13 pm.
jesper pedersen
boxee

no netflis aps.....on my new boxeebox.....where is it??????...please help....

Dec-05 2010 01:12 pm.
Branden Mikal
boxee

First off; Netflix needs to convert to Flash; Silverlight sucks. Secondly I tried to link my Netflix account with Boxee and it connected but everytime I tried to watch a movie; the loading bar would load up for awhile and then go back to the movie selection. I can't watch anything.

I also use Linux (Ubuntu) primarily and I would like to see support for that when it comes to the Netflix ordeal. I know; Boxee isn't Netflix so I can't suggest that but I saw another user who posted it here and I wanted to state that I agree 100% with them on the Linux incompatibility issue.

When will people realize; Linux is gaining more and more attention that it did back in the 90's?

Dec-05 2010 04:37 am.
Brandon Stivers
boxee

I spent two days setting up a new box to install this to use netflix, only to find out it doesn't work with Ubuntu. What a load of horse kaka. 

Dec-04 2010 01:14 pm.
ivan bakhurin
boxee

Netflix does not work on my brand new Boxee Box. I contacted US Boxee support and their response stated that Netlix may be available by the end of the year (!!!!). It is not what they advertised on this website. I am deeply disappointed and am thinking about returning their box.

Nov-27 2010 09:00 am.
Chad Hall
boxee

Pretty annoying how after months of using the two together, Boxee can no longer pull up my Netflix instant queue or my recommended movies. Fail.  Guess im better off using my browser anyhow.

Nov-26 2010 07:03 pm.
ivan bakhurin
boxee

 

I can not make Netflix to work on my brand new BB. Tried to follow BB instructions, but it does not work. Looks like this product is not ready yet to be used by regular consumer, not a geek...

Nov-24 2010 08:04 pm.
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Bill Dow
boxee

Just hooked up my boxee that I preorded from Future Shop and besides the usual learning curve, very disapointed not to get Netflix. Will put my Netflix account on hold until problem solved. My Daughter has PS3 and easy instal of Netflixs and high quality on 46"HD. Come on Netflix and Boxee!

Nov-23 2010 11:25 pm.
John K
boxee

Very very disappointed no Netflix, half of the links are dead.  Unable to watch TV show without the sound or picture having an issue.

Nov-22 2010 11:15 pm.
Suzane Giroux
boxee

Boxee+Neflix+Canad= Wishlist

Nov-21 2010 07:57 pm.
tack mactackentack
boxee

Anybody else having an issue where the Boxee Netflix app lists the episodes of a season of TV out of order? Top to bottom or bottom to top aren't chronological. I have to use the IMDB app on my phone to see the correct episode order and select that way. I didn't know this was the case until I was watching Parks and Recreation and who was dating who was all out of order. I thought the show was some sort of polyamorous dream world until I realized it was boxee that had gone loco, not the writers.

Nov-20 2010 02:00 pm.
Duncan Cardinal
boxee

I’ve plunked my money down and bought a Boxee Box, knowing that my Canadian Netflix account won’t work yet. With that being said, I REALLY,  REALLY want to start using Boxee Box with my Netflix account… hint, hint…

Nov-13 2010 04:34 am.
Bob Peterson
boxee

We bought Boxee just for Netflix (Canada). Why advertise a capability you don't have ???

Nov-12 2010 02:50 pm.
James Carus
boxee

WTF. I have done all of this stuff and i don't have an activation number for my device and i can't find anywhere to get app for my apple tv. WTF?????

Nov-04 2010 07:50 pm.
Martin Walton
boxee

So glad I read this. I was about to purchase a Boxee Box to use netflix. I won't bother until this is sorted.

Oct-25 2010 11:00 pm.
dallas toth
boxee

I also pre-purchased from BestBuy.  This is horse krap. Why the hell would Boxee put out a system for sale in Canada with Netflix capabilities when the damn thing doesn't support Netflix.ca. I hope Boxee buys me dinner at least. Before I get screwed.

Oct-20 2010 07:53 pm.