FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- D-Link and Boxee today announced that the award-winning Boxee Box by D-Link now features support for SlingPlayer™ for Connected Devices. Unlike any other set-top device, the Boxee Box supports a full web browser, full HD streaming from the Internet, all popular media file formats, and integrated social networking delivering personal recommendations straight to your TV. With the addition of SlingPlayer and an ever-expanding list of supported apps, the Boxee Box has become a great alternative to cable television.
"The addition of SlingPlayer greatly expands the content and capabilities of the Boxee Box by D-Link and brings today's connected home to yet another level," said Daniel Kelley, associate vice president, Marketing, D-Link North America. "Missing your favorite show or game is a thing of the past. With SlingPlayer, people can easily enjoy and access their TV content with the ultimate convenience, from changing the channel to controlling the DVR."
When connected to a Slingbox SOLO or PRO-HD, the new SlingPlayer app makes it easy to watch TV, change channels, control DVRs and experience home entertainment on TVs connected to a Boxee Box anywhere. Users can control their digital cable box, satellite receiver, DVR, DVD player and video on demand. Appearing in the Boxee app menu, SlingPlayer is accessible via the Boxee Box remote control and features Sling Media's new program guide designed to help users browse content and change channels with greater ease.
More about the Boxee Box by D-Link
The Boxee Box by D-Link 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.
"Adding Sling is a big win for our users. They want to be able to take their entertainment with them wherever they go," said Andrew Kippen, vice president of marketing, Boxee. "With the new SlingPlayer app, Boxee Box users can now extend their favorite TV and DVR content into other rooms, a friend's place or around the globe."
Availability and Pricing
The Boxee Box by D-Link is currently available throughout D-Link's network of retail and e-tail outlets in North America, and at the company's online store, http://www.dlinkshop.com, with a street price of $179.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2011, D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid- to large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers. An award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer, D-Link implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in switching, wireless, broadband, storage, IP Surveillance, and cloud-based network management. For more information visit www.dlink.com, www.dlink.ca or connect with D-Link on Facebook (www.facebook.com/dlink) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/dlink).
About Boxee, Inc.
Boxee is a new way to think about TV. We believe TV should be personal. With a Boxee connected to your TV, you can watch any TV show from the Internet, movies from services like Netflix, VUDU, MUBI, and OpenFilm, and enjoy all the rest the Internet has to offer that will never make it to broadcast TV. We believe your TV should be connected to your friends. Boxee automatically delivers video recommendations from your friends on Facebook and Twitter to your TV and lets you share stuff with them from the click of the remote. More than a million people use Boxee to enjoy their entertainment. Learn how you can join them at www.boxee.tv.
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