toggle

AAPL Stock: 121.3 ( -1.07 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Boxee creators hint at dedicated hardware

updated 12:55 pm EST, Thu January 22, 2009

Boxee hardware coming?

Some form of dedicated hardware support may be coming for Boxee's self-titled media streaming software, a member of the company suggests. Avner Ronen observes that in order to run Boxee on a TV, users must currently connect a computer, or hack an Apple TV; the latter option prevents Netflix streaming from working. Dedicated hardware would simplify the use of Boxee, and possibly at a lower cost, says Ronen.

Several hardware makers are said to have approached Boxee at CES about embedding the software, but the company has nevertheless posted a poll with the hope of gaining direction. Options suggest that if hardware integration does happen, possibilities range from game console support to a separate set-top box, with features like a Blu-ray drive and/or DVR recording. In between, a simple box could merely feed digital files. No integration is expected in the near future, however.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

HP 14-x030nr 14-inch Chromebook

If you're like us, chances are you've come to realize that you need the ability to access the Internet on the go. Also, you've prob ...

15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch

Apple's 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro continues to be a popular notebook with professional users and prosumers looking for the ultimate ...

Typo keyboard for iPad

Following numerous legal shenanigans between Typo -- a company founded in part by Ryan Seacrest -- and the clear object of his physica ...

toggle

Most Commented