Boxee TV Gets in Good with Walmart, the World's Biggest Retailer - HotHardware
Boxee TV Gets in Good with Walmart, the World's Biggest Retailer

Boxee TV Gets in Good with Walmart, the World's Biggest Retailer

Boxee TV, the current evolution of the intriguing Boxee Box set-top box, looks like a real contender in the anything-but-traditional-pay-TV media consumption market. The box is $99 and offers Internet streaming and built-in apps including Netflix, VUDU, YouTube, Vimeo, and Pandora (with more to come including Spotify, TED, and MLB.TV) in addition to dual tuners for OTA signals and basic cable, and $14.99-per-month unlimited DVR capabilities.

The product itself is compelling, but the Boxee folks landed a huge retail ally: Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, which will be selling Boxee TVs in stores (complete with a big display in the electronics section) and online. “We’ve partnered with the world’s biggest retailer, Walmart, to offer Boxee TV in all their US stores”, said Boxee in a blog post. “ Walmart was an easy choice since more than 100 million people visit Walmart in the US each month.”

Boxee TV

Boxee is running some special offers; if you buy a Boxee TV now, you’ll get 3 months of free Netflix and No Limits DVR, 12 months of free DVR if you already own a (now obsolete) Boxee Box, a $5.00 VUDU credits for new subscribers, and a month of free Spotify premium. Further, you can get the DVR service for $9.99 per month for as long as you subscribe, if you buy a Boxee TV this year.

Boxee TV

Note that technically, Boxee is calling all its DVR service a beta, and although it’s coming nationwide at some point, it’s only available in the 8 top TV markets for now.
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