California based D-Link is showing the The Boxee Box at this year’s CES. According to the company, “[The device] reinterprets what TV should be. The Boxee Box delivers movies, TV shows, music, and photos from a user’s computer, home network, and the iInternet to their HDTV, with no PC needed. Additionally, Boxee’s core social features make it easy for friends to discover new content from each other through social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and more.”
The possibility of a separate Boxee set-top was already reported in Broadband TV news (see here). Boxee is a popular PC, Mac, and Linux software program that lets users watch hundreds of thousands of popular TV shows and movies. Nearly a million internet users around the world have already downloaded Boxee to enjoy their online entertainment. It is also known for its ability to add more functionalities to the Apple TV set-top.
In addition to video content, Boxee users can access great music from sites like Pandora, last.fm, shoutcast, and We are Hunted, as well as photos from sites like flickr, Picasa and Facebook. Users can also share information about what they’re watching so friends can enjoy it too through legal sources online.
D-Link has not announced a price or delivery date.
Want to see what Boxee looks like and how it works? Look at the video on the Howcast website.