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Boxee TV Now At Walmart, Offering Free Unlimited DVR Service For A Limited Time

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Boxee TV is now available at Walmart and for just $99 customers will be able to take advantage of free unlimited DVR service. The TV-connected box is also available for sale via the Boxee website.

The company’s unlimited DVR service will be given to early adopters for a three month period at which time customers can choose to keep the product for a discounted rate of $9.99 (instead of $15) or abandon it all together.

Customers can also get free Netflix service for three months while receiving a $5.99 Vudu credit.

Boxee plans to offer free DVR trials in the future, but they have not provided any details for those programs.

With the launch of the company’s second multimedia box, they have also brought about new streaming options including Spotify, MLB, TED, Wall Street Journal, Accuweather, and Boxee’s own Cloudee. Those services join Netflix, Vudu, YouTube, Pandora, and Vimeo,

Original Boxee Box owners have also been told that back end support for their devices will remain active for the “foreseeable future” and that an updated version of Flash Player will soon be made available for the first generation product.

Boxee does note that a lack of updates from Intel will make it impossible to upgrade the Netflix app for access outside the US and Canada. The company also can’t open the original Boxee device up for root access because of agreements with premium content providers.

Will you be picking up the new Boxee TV multimedia system or sticking with other content providing gadgets you already own?

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6 Responses to “Boxee TV Now At Walmart, Offering Free Unlimited DVR Service For A Limited Time”

  1. Anonymous

    Since I don't have any real need for cloud-based storage, and can't stand walking into a Wal-Mart, I don't think I'll be getting Boxee anytime soon. I have the Hopper from DISH, and when a DISH coworker told me about PrimeTime Anytime, AutoHop and the fantastic hard drive, I was immediately interested. I love that I can record up to 2,000 hours of TV on my DVR, which makes it very easy to store everything I get on PrimeTime Anytime (entire PT lineup/all four major networks). I also save a ton of time watching without commercials, when I set the AutoHop feature. Boxee and Netflix are pretty cool, but I am all set with DISH.

  2. Thor Melsted

    No need to go to Walmart, just go to Boxee.tv and order online.
    I've had the Boxee Box and TV Tuner for over a year now and I can't imagine ever paying for cable or satellite again.