When you first log into your Boxee Box you will be taken to the home menu where you will see Icons for various activities as well as some screens of featured online content. Not really a setup item per se but thought it would be worth mentioning. Honestly, I am not quite sure. Boxee offers affordability, although you are sacrificing for a design that resembles a set from a Tim Burton movie. Many playback controls require multiple steps to access and some basic controls such as the ability to leave subtitles off are left out of the system settings. As mentioned already, many of the video playback controls need to be accessed via an onscreen toolbar.

From within the Netflix app, use the arrows on your remote to enter the following sequence: This device will need to be activated on the manufacturer’s website before you can use Netflix. This is different from players such as Dune or others that rely on running a 3rd Party application on a PC to generate your video jukebox. Select Yes to confirm. It is possible to access information about your Boxee Box from a web browser. So where does that leave us currently? Ubuntu Ubuntu is probably one of the most used Linux distro’s out there.

My sense the focus was more on getting the Boxee Box into the stores in time for the holiday season bixee with ATV and Google TV already out there then making sure a stable product was released to the public.

Review: Boxee Box

Start Live Chat Before you chat I believe many of the issues have been addressed but there are still a few out there. The Boxee Box definitely has a lot of potential but much of it is unrealized right now.


Damian, I just bought the boxee box hoping for it to cover most of my streaming needs local and online. To sign out of the Netflix account on your device, follow the steps below.

Sep 15, – 7: Hi blxee, I recently did the boxee hack and that worked a treat.

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I have a boxee box sitting in my living room right now, and I so want it to stay there, but right now I am terribly disappointed with it. I unfortunately no longer have a Boxee Box. For those who have never heard of Boxee, it is a cross platform Home Theater PC software that combines online content, local playback, all sprinkled in with some social networking.

Maybe one of the other visitors can assist in this? Did you test this when you had your boxee?

I tried all forms of reset, unplugging, and restarting holding the on button from 5 to 8 seconds. Boxee Box — Network Server settings. Aug 31, – The folks at Boxee definitely took some risks with the design of the Boxee Box.

Resolution Most devices are capable of streaming Netflix in high definition on fast internet connections and will play Netflix in their maximum supported resolution see our Internet Connection Speed recommendations for more information.

Jan 13, – I can confirm that Blu-Ray ISO support appears fixed, much bbox the buffering issues have been resolved, and additional features such as forced mkv subtitle support, Netflix, and Hulu have been added. Xubuntu Lightweight XFce based Ubuntu variant. Sep 20, – 2: I will go to the boxee hack site and figure it out. Unfortunately for my current media library the Boxee Box is all but useless.


This combined with poor caching performance in general does affect the user experience, and I got frustrated waiting for images to load. Hi I was just wondering if u could help.

Your website optional Your website – Optional. Feb 7, – 9: According to advertising, the Boxee Box eats up codecs. Note that when choosing an Android box: Also, local content needs to be put back in focus instead of buried, and the caching issues need to be resolved. May 10, – 4: Again, another great review Damian.

Some other resources that migth help: Thank you for your help! From within the Netflix app, use the arrows on your remote to enter the following sequence: Anyway a wonderful guide, thank you a lot! All these goodies, so much to research. Turns out a newer chip will be out later this year that will open the door to 3D.