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Boxee Box Live TV dongle shipping for $49 in January 2012, pre-orders open today

No point in hiding in plain view, eh? Boxee has just affirmed that the leaked Live TV dongle is legit, and it'll be splashing down on North American shores in January. The Boxee Box Live TV dongle will allow North American users to connect an antenna to their Box to watch channels like ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC in HD with no monthly fee -- assuming you're close enough to an OTA tower to receive said signals, of course. Once equipped, a Box will be able to fetch content from the major networks, Vudu, Netflix and Hulu, though you may want to spring for that bolstered internet connection.

Boxee Live TV works with signals from HDTV antennas (using ATSC) or an unencrypted cable connection (using ClearQAM), and a portable antenna is included. Users who live out in the 'burbs may want to consider something a bit beefier, and if you're hoping to use this thing with something other than the Boxee Box... well, keep dreaming. In fact, Boxee has confirmed that even the forthcoming update of its Boxee software for Mac and PC won't support the device, so you'll be forced to pony up for D-Link's hardware if you're looking to party. There's also no DVR function in sight (sort of defeating the purpose, given just how many TVs have tuners already), but hey -- who knows what'll roll out at CES. Pre-orders are available down in the source link, with $49 claiming your spot in line.

Boxee Box Live TV dongle shipping for $49 in January 2012, pre-orders open today originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 16 Nov 2011 09:21:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Darren Murph

November 16th

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Boxee Box may integrate live TV via USB dongle, push the definition of ‘awesome’ to a new level

Google tried it. Countless others did, too. It's largely believed that the single reason Apple hasn't offered up a true television is the impossible nature of dealing with pay-TV providers, and in reality, trying to merge online programming and traditional cable / satellite is a chore that no one seems to be capable of completing. Based on a leaked software build (v1.5) obtained by GigaOM, Boxee is apparently toying with the idea of integrating live TV (as in, "broadcast TV stations") within the Boxee Box's interface; all you'll eventually need is a USB dongle. We're told that an EyeTV One USB TV tuner wasn't recognized -- even in the new software -- and while it was obviously nonfunctional as it stands, the verbiage is quite clear about what's in the pipeline. Unencrypted broadcast signals built neatly within Boxee's heralded, socially-adept interface? Bring it on.

Boxee Box may integrate live TV via USB dongle, push the definition of 'awesome' to a new level originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 09 Nov 2011 13:37:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Darren Murph

November 9th

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Iomega’s TV with Boxee (Box) hitting Europe by ‘by mid-October,’ or so it says

Forgive our skepticism, but when your product has missed its original ship date by over half a year, we aren't believing anything until we see it. Or, should we say, our colleagues in Europe see it. Iomega's Olivier D'Eternod -- Head of Product Marketing for EMEA -- was recently on-hand at IBC in Amsterdam, and he was quoted over at Intel's blog as saying that the 'TV with Boxee' would be "available in Europe by mid-October." For those who can't remember last week (let alone January), here's a bit of a refresher -- the company actually demoed its own version of the Boxee Box at CES, and promised then that it'd be out in February. Since? Radio silence. If all goes as planned, though, consumers in Germany, UK, Sweden, Spain and France should see it in around four weeks, with Holland, Belgium, Ireland, Switzerland and Portugal in line behind 'em. He also hinted at a future where "access to premium content" was available, but smartly suggested that the company "bring this one to market first" before looking too far forward. Smart man.

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Iomega's TV with Boxee (Box) hitting Europe by 'by mid-October,' or so it says originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 19 Sep 2011 04:31:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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September 19th

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MOG Now Available on Boxee [Music]

In addition to iOS, Android, Roku, and a variety of TVs, MOG's unlimited music streaming service is now available on Boxee. The app itself is free, but the same $10/month subscription fee applies. [MOG] More »


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