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Boxee sells itself to Samsung, shuts down Cloud DVR

July 10, 2013

Boxee, the Israeli startup that achieved fame first as the developer of an innovative, free, media-streaming software platform, and later through its partnership with D-Link around the iconic Linux-powered Boxee Box device, has been acquired by Samsung. According to reports by Haaretz and the New York Times, the company’s selling price was less than the $28.5 million it raked in from optimistic investors over the past six years.

$99 HDMI stick promises universal AirPlay

April 27, 2013

Plair says it is now shipping its “Plair” media-streaming device to U.S. customers. Unveiled earlier this year at CES, the $99 embedded Linux-powered gadget is said to provide AirPlay-like beaming of multimedia content from Apple, Windows, and Android devices to “any HDTV” with an available HDMI port.

Boxee Box app harnesses Slingbox content

November 22, 2011

Used along with a Slingbox, Boxee’s new SlingPlayer app lets you play content from your cable box, satellite receiver, DVR, or DVD player using a Boxee Box located anywhere in the world.

Streaming multimedia player price war escalates

October 19, 2011

Following Logitech slashing its Google TV box’s price to $99 and D-Link’s reduction of the Boxee Box’s price to $169, Roku has now introduced a low-end streaming multimedia player priced at just $50.

Boxee Box v1.2.1 update gets mixed reviews

October 18, 2011

Boxee has released a bug-fix update to the Boxee Box’s firmware. Version 1.2.1, a mandatory upgrade, deals primarily with issues relating to SMB (Windows shares) functionality, syncing, and streaming, according to its release notes.