The much awaited Boxee Box, which specializes in media streaming, has been officially revealed by D-Link, but we’re still waiting on a price.
It’s been a while now since Boxee announced they’d picked up a partner to make a piece of hardware to accompany their much beloved software. Boxee, acts as a sort of aggregator for internet video with the goal of being compatible with remote control in mind.
vD-Link will provide the hardware for the Boxee Box, which will enable users to watch a huge variety of internet based video content on their televisions without the need for an HTPC or downloads. Daniel Kelley of Boxee puts it this way, “By pairing Boxee's innovative social entertainment platform with D-Link's technology we're able to create a solution that introduces people to what TV should be.”
The Boxee Box features, of course, Boxee’s software at its heart. The hardware specs are yet to be fully detailed, but we like what we see so far. Built in wireless N as well as an ethernet port make connectivity simple. The Box will sport an HDMI out for video and audio, while also providing RCA and optical analog outs. A pair of USB ports on the back make it possible to play content on an external storage device.
Neither a price nor a firm date have yet been released, but Boxee says to expect their Box in the first half of next year.