toggle

AAPL Stock: 121.3 ( -1.07 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Boxee device coming Dec. 7

updated 01:40 pm EST, Thu November 12, 2009

Boxee finds hardware maker

Boxee today confirmed talk that it would produce its own hardware. The media center startup now says it has partnered with an unnamed home electronics company to make its own set-top box and that a mockup as well as further details will be shown at an already-planned December 7th event that was to mark the Boxee software entering beta. Most details aren't known, but Boxee stresses that the device will still let users choose from a wide variety of sources rather than a narrow channel.

The young company still plans for the interface to be platform-agnostic and still expects it on computers, Blu-ray players, TVs and other devices outside of the official product. Boxee first garnered attention at the start of the year with an alpha build of its client for Linux and Mac OS X computers and has spent most of the year refining the software as well as fending off Hulu's attempts to block it. The studio-supported service has tried to exclude Boxee's access to Hulu as it provides a TV-friendly interface with a greater incentive to drop TV subscriptions that NBC and others still need for revenue.




by MacNN Staff

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