FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA — (Marketwire) — 02/17/11 — Expanding content options available to users, D-Link and Boxee today announced that the award-winning Boxee Box by D-Link now features support for Netflix in Canada. The Boxee Box is the easiest way to bring TV shows, movies, music, and photos from the Internet to your TV in a simple, easy-to-use way — all that’s needed is a TV with an HDMI input and an Internet connection. Unlike any other set-top device, the Boxee Box has support for a full web browser, full HD streaming from the Internet, support for all popular media file formats, and integrated social networking which delivers personal recommendations straight to the TV.
Boxee Box by D-Link users who are Netflix members in Canada are now able to instantly watch thousands of TV shows and movies streaming from Netflix for only $7.99 per month through an easy-to-use application that’s easily accessible and free for consumers.
“D-link is committed to delivering today’s connected families a complete home entertainment hub with the latest content, connectivity, sharing, and viewing options for high-quality viewing experiences at home,” said Lou Reda, vice president and general manager, Consumer Division, D-Link Canada. “Netflix support in Canada takes the Boxee Box by D-Link Web-to-TV experience to a new level, significantly expanding the range of content accessible to consumers.”
“With the addition of Netflix in Canada, the Boxee Box by D-Link has become a powerful new way to bring mainstream, indie, and award-winning films into your living room,” said Andrew Kippen, vice president of marketing, Boxee. “We’re able to show people what TV can be… and they’re telling us they’ll never go back.”
The Boxee Box features an SD card slot, two USB ports, optical digital audio, HDMI output, 802.11n wireless, and an Ethernet port for connectivity flexibility. With a double-sided remote featuring a built-in QWERTY keyboard and simple browsing interface, consumers can kick back and watch virtually anything. Beyond traditional content, consumers can easily discover new videos from friends on social networks, including Facebook and Twitter, which are pushed directly to their TV.
Availability and Pricing
The Boxee Box by D-Link is currently available throughout D-Link’s network of retail and e-tail outlets in Canada for a street price of $219.99.
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