Boxee launches Boxee TV with Cloud-DVR

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Boxee has announced a new device, Boxee TV, that will be available for $99 in the US this November. It brings together Live TV, Internet Apps and a first-of-its-kind Cloud DVR. The new device is running a new chipset from Broadcom (NASDAQ: BRCM) and software that Boxee wrote from the ground up.

With Boxee TV users will be able to watch live TV broadcasts in HD from channels like ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, PBS, Univision and many others. The box works with antennas and unencrypted basic cable that deliver the channels listed above, and has 2 tuners so that users can watch one thing and record another.

Boxee TV also features its No Limits DVR. Instead of storing recordings on a local hard-drive, Boxee TV uploads them to the cloud. It means there are no limits to how much can be recorded and the recordings can be watched on, for example, a laptop or a tablet as well as the TV.

No Limits DVR is rolling out to 8 TV markets in the US: New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Philadelphia and D.C. Additional markets will be rolled out later in 2013.

Boxee TV comes pre-installed with apps such as Netflix, VUDU, YouTube and Vimeo.