Boxee’s cloud DVR service is finally coming to the Bay Area: The company pushed out an update Wednesday that enables recording for its second-generation set-top boxes.
Boxee TV devices can finally play videos stored on a network attached storage drive, and even receive Airplay-like streams from a mobile device, thanks to a new firmware update.
Boxee’s new Boxee TV device officially went on sale on Thursday, but we got our hands on one of the units early. Check out our first impressions, as well as some screenshots of the Boxee TV UI and an unboxing video.
Boxee’s new device, the Boxee TV streaming box with cloud DVR, will start selling exclusively at Walmart beginning November 1. This retail partnership is a big deal for Boxee, as Walmart will promote the device with display stations and additional marketing material.
Boxee is back with a new devices that focused squarely on broadcast content: The new Boxee TV comes with two tuners for over-the-air content and unlimited DVR recording space in the cloud. The company’s existing Boxee Box will be put into maintenance mode.