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Boxee Box to add TV tuner support

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 16 Nov 2011 12:58

Boxee Box to add TV tuner support As Google TV continues to get the lion's share of press coverage for online TV alternatives, Boxee remains arguably the most successful offering for cord cutters.
Now they are adding a crucial component to their service by integrating over the air TV and unencrypted cable TV (ClearQAM) capabilities to the Boxee Box. In January they will begin shipping a USB TV tuner accessory for their set-top box.

The tuner can be pre-ordered now from the Boxee website.

The primary focus of Boxee is on delivering free online content through their software and hardware clients. In addition to the Boxee Box, there are also Windows, OS X, and even Apple TV clients.

However, the tuner will only work with the Boxee Box.

This seems like an obvious move considering support for TV broadcasts has been a frequently requested feature from early on. If there's one major feature still missing, it would be DVR functionality.

It wouldn't hurt to add those features to their Windows and OS X software as well.

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