Boxee Live TV Now Shipping - Software Version 1.5 Out Now

Posted Wed Jan 25, 2012 at 11:00 AM PST by Dick Ward

This is the final version of the Boxee software for PC, Mac, and Ubuntu.

Boxee has providing some incredible software for home theater PCs for years now, and at no cost to you. As you might imagine, it's not the most profitable business model. Boxee announced late last year that they would be putting a halt to computer software and that day has finally come.

Software version 1.5 has launched and it brings Boxee for PC, Mac and Ubuntu up to speed with the Boxee Box, or as up to speed as it can be. DRM and certifications hold it back, but Boxee's Andrew Kippen says "As a platform, we have been able to bring Boxee for Computers to about 85% of the Boxee Box in terms of features and functionality."

Boxee Box owners that have been looking for a way to cut the cord may be excited to see that Boxee Live TV is out now. Live TV is a device that connects to your Box and gives you access to live over-the-air television. Unfortunately it doesn't give you DVR functionality, but Boxee says they'll look into it if there's enough interest. Live TV is available now for $49.


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