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Boxee Gets Payment Processing For Premium Content, Hints Again At Mobile Access

Boxee Gets Payment Processing For Premium Content, Hints Again At Mobile Access

Boxee has quickly grown from a niche application meant only for Mac users to a Web content portal that everyone wants a piece of. Even D-Link, who agreed to create a uniquely shaped set-top box earlier in the year meant specifically for putting Boxee on the television and giving consumers the ability to finally squash their cable bill. We already heard that Boxee could be coming soon to mobile, and now there's even better news for those who really hope to see the company stick around: they're getting closer to finding a true revenue stream.

The company already stated that they wanted to give users access to more and more premium content to supplement the free offerings, and today they're announcing a partnership with Vindicia as their payments platform provider. Vindicia's CashBox solution will allow Boxee content partners to "offer premium content through a wide variety of payment methods and plans, from individual pay-per-view charges to premium subscription models," and the solution will "enable Boxee content partners to price and package their content as they wish, whether it is premium content, content from their existing library, or extras that will never made it on the air." End-users can purchase content via credit card, gift card or PayPal, so all of the major bases are covered.

Better still, it works globally, so users all over the world can participate. Oh, and listen to this: "Lastly, while Boxee plans to make the payment platform available to content partners for Boxee’s unique TV experience, Vindicia’s flexibility also makes it possible for us to enable payments on our website and across mobile platforms like the iPhone, Android and iPad." There's that mention of mobile platforms again, and we're hoping that those mobile apps are released during the summer (when this payment solution is launched).

One Step Closer to Boxee Payments with Vindicia

A few months ago we told you we wanted to give you more access to premium content on Boxee (in addition to what’s currently free), and we wanted to give content owners new ways to offer and price content.  Today we’re excited to announce we’ve taken a big step forward choosing Vindicia as our payments platform provider.

Vindicia’s CashBox solution will enable Boxee content partners to offer premium content through a wide variety of payment methods and plans, from individual pay-per-view charges to premium subscription models.  Vindicia’s flexibility will enable Boxee content partners to price and package their content as they wish, whether it is premium content, content from their existing library, or extras that will never made it “on air.”  Users will be able to purchase this content via credit card, gift card, or PayPal.

The unique solution, which handles currency exchanges, VAT, and GST automatically, will be available to content providers worldwide.  Vindicia already powers great experiences for online gaming (Blizzard), online stores (deviantArt.com), and subscription software (Symantec) and we’re excited to be working with them to build an awesome experience on Boxee.

Lastly, while Boxee plans to make the payment platform available to content partners for Boxee’s unique TV experience, Vindicia’s flexibility also makes it possible for us to enable payments on our website and across mobile platforms like the iPhone, Android and iPad.  Boxee’s eventual expansion to these platforms will pave the way for universally accessible content no matter where a user is (we love this idea!).

We will release the Boxee payment platform by the end of the summer.
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