It's been a long time coming! One of the biggest, if not the biggest,
requests for the Boxee Box has been the inclusion of Netflix support.
The Box has seen some amazing success, but without Netflix, it has
lagged behind Roku's boxes and the Apple TV, among others. Finally,
after a long wait, the issues have been worked out and support has been
Avner Ronen, company CEO, had this to say: "We are happy to announce
that TV shows and movies streaming instantly from Netflix are now
available on the Boxee Box by D-Link in the US and Canada.
support was the most common request we had on our blog comments,
forum posts, tweets, etc. We heard you loud and clear. We were bummed
that we could not make it happen earlier, but are very excited to have
it out today.
To instantly watch movies streaming Netflix on your Boxee Box, you’ll
need to update the software on your Box – it will update automatically
to the new version (126.96.36.19943) within the next 24hrs or you can
manually check for the update by going to Settings>System>Update.
I’ve been a Netflix member for years now, and anxiously waiting for the
day when I could use it at home on my Boxee Box. For only $7.99 a month
this is a no brainer. It’s not just about movies, I just finished the
last season of Spartacus, and I’m now watching Season 2 episodes shortly
after they air. Netflix already has more than 20M members, if you’re
not one of them you should sign up for Netflix now. They have a one
month free trial."
It's pretty cut and dry from here: if you live in the US or Canada, you
can now stream your Watch Instantly queue on your Boxee Box. There's a
video below if you need the proof.