1. Sign-up to become a member, and most of the ads you see will disappear. It only takes 30 seconds to sign up, so join the discussion today!
    Dismiss Notice

Samsung acquires Boxee

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Kevin Collins, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. Kevin Collins

    Kevin Collins Owner, from The Other Washington
    Owner

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2007
    Messages:
    3,176
    Likes Received:
    91
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Real Name:
    Kevin Collins
    Boxee is an Israeli startup that was recently looking for $30M in funding. Boxee started out as a streaming video service and then teamed up with DLink for the launch of STB's. The most interesting thing that Boxee had was their beta of DVR in the cloud, which I think is really cool.

    Now Samsung has acquired them and I wonder if part of it has to do with the DVR cloud service. I think that would be a compelling feature integrated into a TV. That's the first Smart TV feature that actually interests me to the point that it could be part of a purchase decision.

    What about you?
     
  2. mattCR

    mattCR Executive Producer
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2005
    Messages:
    10,621
    Likes Received:
    445
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Lee Summit, Missouri
    Real Name:
    Matt
    I reviewed boxee here a whole back. Samsungs first move was to shutdown boxee DVR.. If you've got stuff stored, it all goes away July 10
     

Share This Page