Is cutting cable at the top of your to-do list this year? The Boxee box could help. The Boxee box is a set-top box that lets you stream online TV shows, movies, and music from websites such as Netflix, Vudu, Pandora and more on your TV. Like most media players, the box connects to an HDTV and streams digital content via a Wi-Fi connection. So what is different about the Boxee?
The company sells a Live TV tuner add-on to the Boxee box, which lets you access live high-definition TV shows from channels such as such as ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC without paying a monthly fee. It is a great feature to have so you don’t miss out on local news, live sports and much-awaited episodes of your favorite shows.
Sure, you could buy and install a regular antenna, which has the same function. But the Boxee box creates an integrated experience within its user-friendly interface. Toggle seamlessly between Netflix and on-air TV shows by clicking on the Live TV icon in the Boxee box dashboard – there’s no need to fiddle with inputs, remotes or settings. You can also customize TV listings by editing or removing channel names. A social media component lets you share favorite shows and view recommendations from family and friends.
Adding the Live TV tuner to the Boxee box is not complicated. Attach the included HD antenna to the Boxee Live TV tuner. Then plug the USB tuner into the back of your Boxee Box. Select Live TV from the menu and follow the set-up wizard to get started.
In addition to the live TV capability, what is impressive about the Boxee is that it supports nearly every popular file format. That means that you can view almost any file stored on your computer on your TV via the Boxee.
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