Boxee Live TV Coming In January

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News Posted: Wed, Nov 16 2011 4:20 PM
For those who already use Boxee to pull content, shows, and movies from the Internet and push them to your TV, the upcoming Boxee Live TV will be a great add-on. In a nutshell, Boxee Live TV complements the existing Boxee service by using an HD antenna dongle connected to your TV to give you live TV shows over network broadcasts for free (minus the cost of the device).

The idea is that although the programming you can get from the Internet is increasingly comprehensive and diverse, most people still watch a lot of shows broadcast on the big networks, which is a barrier to “cord-cutting”, or cancelling your cable or satellite subscription.

Can you get those channels with your existing antenna? Yes. But with Boxee Live TV, you can get them on your Boxee Box; in other words, Boxee Live TV allows yo to keep all your programming in one place. It’s more of a convenience than anything, but it’s a welcome one.



Note that there will be no DVR capabilities (at least not yet), and Boxee Live TV will only work on the Boxee Box--so there’s no PC or Mac support.

Boxee Live TV will be available in January, but you can pre-order yours on the Boxee website now for $49.
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omegadraco replied on Wed, Nov 16 2011 10:12 PM

With an HTPC you can do the same and DVR the items. I could see this being hacked to work on a PC as well :P

This particular idea is probably a good idea for Boxee though considering people want simplicity.

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jonation replied on Fri, Nov 18 2011 12:08 PM

this may be what i'm looking for. i cut my cord a few months back.

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AKwyn replied on Sat, Nov 19 2011 12:30 AM

Well... It turns it into a TV tuner/multimedia hub for those TV's that don't have it; plus... If you don't have a digital converter, just get yourself a Boxee box; hook that up and then hook that up to your TV and presto; digital converter and multimedia hub right in your home.

 

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