The media streamer market has really become crowded as of late, with the
new Apple TV, a few new Roku
boxes and tons of lesser-known products
coming to light. It's clear that the Web is the next big portal for
content, and now Boxee is hoping to enjoy some of this market with the Boxee
Box, produced by D-Link. The Box itself has been announced and
floating around for the better part of this year, but a ship date kept
slipping and slipping.
Now the slipping is over. Boxee has today announced that November 10th
will mark the day in which the first Boxee Box units begin shipping.
Those who pre-ordered via Amazon in the U.S. will see their Boxee Box
units as early as Nov. 11, as will those in Canada who pre-ordered from
Best Buy and Future Shop. The Boxee Box will be generally available
through the company's vast network of retail and online distributors on
November 17, 2010. Additionally, pre-orders taken in Australia/New
Zealand and other countries across Europe will begin shortly thereafter.
Pricing for the US and Canada will be $229 MSRP with an average street
price at about $199. Prices may vary in other regions.
Boxee Box by D-Link to Ship November 10
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - October 20, 2010) - Today, D-Link and Boxee announced the upcoming Boxee Box by D-Link will begin shipping on November 10, 2010 to customers who pre-order the Boxee Box through Amazon in the United States or Best Buy and Future Shop in Canada. The Boxee Box will be generally available through the company's vast network of retail and online distributors on November 17, 2010.
"We've seen amazing demand for the Boxee Box across all of our pre-order partners in the US and internationally," said Rod St. Michel, vice president of consumer sales at D-Link. "Consumers are looking for the right product to get their favorite TV shows and movies onto their TV from the Internet and their home network, and the Boxee Box is the friendliest, and most consumer-ready product currently available."
The award-winning Boxee Box, first unveiled in December 2009, received critical acclaim from the industry and is highly anticipated by consumers. The product is the first media device capable of playing most popular media file formats from a home network along with free and premium TV shows and movies, videos, music, and photos from the Internet, with support for full 1080p high-definition (HD) and 5.1 surround sound.
With tens-of-thousands of movies, shows and apps available*, the Boxee Box gives users unparalleled access to on-demand entertainment and newfound control over their TV:
* TV on Your Schedule. Nearly 40,000 TV episodes available from your favorite networks, ready to watch any time you want.
* Huge Movie Library. Enjoy a vast range of free movies and new releases in stunning HD from premium movie services.
* Plays All Your Digital Stuff. Access videos, music, or pictures from your computer or home network.
* Tailored to Your Couch. Internet TV should be more than just Internet on your TV. The Boxee Box and two-faced QWERTY remote are designed to transform the Internet into something you'll love watching on your HDTV from the couch.
*See What Your Friends Are Watching. Follow what your Facebook and Twitter friends are watching, and share your favorites too.
* Give Your Wallet a Break. Why pay for stuff you don't watch? The Boxee Box lets you watch tens-of-thousands of popular TV shows and movies -- you choose what you pay for!
Try Boxee Now. Unlike other devices, interested buyers can try the Boxee Box' software for free before they buy the device. The software is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux users at Boxee's website -- http://boxee.tv. Since the software's launch two years ago, Boxee has added well over one million users. When you want to shift the viewing experience from your PC to your HDTV, the Boxee Box by D-Link automatically imports your account, bringing your favorite TV shows, apps, and friends with you.
Pricing and Availability
The Boxee Box by D-Link will begin shipping on November 10, 2010 for customers who have pre-ordered from Amazon in the United States and Best Buy or Future Shop in Canada. Additionally, pre-orders taken in Australia/New Zealand and other countries across Europe will begin shortly thereafter. Pricing for the US and Canada will be $229 MSRP with an average street price at about $199. Prices may vary in other regions.
Canada -- Best Buy: http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/boxee.aspx
Canada -- Future Shop: www.futureshop.ca/boxee
Australia/New Zealand: www.dlink.com.au/boxeebox
About The Boxee Box
The award-winning Boxee Box by D-Link streams your favorite movies, shows and videos from the Internet, and plays your home videos, music collection, or digital pictures on your HDTV -- letting you enjoy free entertainment at your convenience from the comfort of your couch. It also gives your TV a social life, letting you watch crazy stuff your friends are sharing on Facebook and Twitter. Visit http://www.dlink.com/boxeebox to transform your home entertainment experience.
D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for consumer electronics and an award-winning designer, developer and manufacturer of networking, broadband, storage, home automation, security, and entertainment solutions for the digital home. With millions of networking and connectivity products manufactured and shipped, D-Link is a dominant market participant and price/performance leader in the networking and communications market. For more information visit http://www.dlink.com.