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|D-Link and Boxee Add Thousands of TV Shows and Movies Streaming From Netflix to the Boxee Box by D-Link|
|Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:50:08 AM|
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb 14, 2011 - Expanding content options available to users, D-Link and Boxee today announced that the award-winning Boxee Box by D-Link now features support for both Netflix and VUDU. The Boxee Box is the easiest way to bring TV shows, movies, music, and photos from the Internet to your TV in a simple, easy-to-use way – all that’s needed is a TV with an HDMI input and an Internet connection. Unlike any other set-top device, the Boxee Box has support for a full web browser, full HD streaming from the Internet, support for all popular media file formats, and integrated social networking which delivers personal recommendations straight to the TV.
Boxee Box by D-Link users who are Netflix members are now able to instantly watch thousands of TV shows and movies streaming from Netflix for only $7.99 per month through an easy-to-use application that’s easily accessible and free for consumers.
VUDU provides Boxee Box users access to the largest selection of HD movies on demand, new releases (same day as DVD) and thousands of standard definition movies for rental at $2 for two nights. The VUDU HDX format on the Boxee Box is 1080p high-definition at 24 fps with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround. Featuring TruFilm™, VUDU optimizes the encoding, transmission and display of HDX movies on 40-inch HDTVs and larger screens to deliver an outstanding home entertainment viewing experience. Furthermore, VUDU is offering each new Boxee Box user a $5.99 credit towards a first rental or purchase.
“We are very pleased to expand the content accessible via the Boxee Box to include the movies, TV shows and more offered by Netflix and VUDU,” said Daniel Kelley, D-Link’s Associate Vice President of Consumer Marketing, North America. “The Boxee Box is designed as a complete home entertainment hub for today’s connected families, and we are committed to working with additional content partners in order to deliver amazing viewing experiences at home.”
“With the addition of both Netflix and VUDU, the Boxee Box by D-Link has become a powerful new way to bring mainstream, indie, and award-winning films into your living room,” said Andrew Kippen, vice president of marketing, Boxee. “We're able to show people what TV can be...and they're telling us they'll never go back.”
The Boxee Box features an SD card slot, two USB ports, optical digital audio, HDMI output, 802.11n wireless, and an Ethernet port for connectivity flexibility. With a double-sided remote featuring a built-in QWERTY keyboard and simple browsing interface, consumers can kick back and watch virtually anything. Beyond traditional content, consumers can easily discover new videos from friends on social networks, including Facebook and Twitter, which are pushed directly to their TV.