Tomorrow, those who have pre-ordered will be receiving their very own Boxee Box. What is a Boxee Box? It is a device that will introduce a whole new way to view you favorite videos from online. But you tv already has the capability to play videos from YouTube? Well kids, this goes beyond youtube.
The Boxee Box is a small set-top device that connects your TV to the Internet and displays Web video. It is similar to the Boxee service you can download onto your computer, except with a new user-interface designed for your TV. There are many ways to browse video on Boxee—by channel, genre, or what your friends are watching. You can search for shows, and it fetches them wherever they may be on the Web (as long as it’s available online). It supports HD video in 1080p, and plays all video from HTML5 sites as well as Hulu and Netflix, with some models coming with a dedicated Netflix button.
You can save shows in a playlist to watch later, and “subscribe” to shows once you find them so that they just keep adding to the queue. The Boxee Box gives you not only YouTube, but video from also network TV sites, Comedy Central, Sony’s Crackle, Engadget, the History Channel, Revision 3, TED, and more. You can also find out what your friends are watching; Boxee will show you any video shared by your friends on Twitter, Facebook, or Boxee.
At $199, would you be willing try this out?