Boxee Box Gets Vudu in Latest Firmware Update

Posted Fri Jan 21, 2011 at 07:00 AM PST by Dick Ward

The highly acclaimed rental service finally hits the Boxee Box - offers a free rental for new users.

The latest update to the Boxee Box adds the Vudu video rental service to the mix. With Vudu, Boxee users are able to get high-definition movies to their TVs at the best streaming quality currently possible.

Vudu offers SD rentals, but the big highlight of the service is HDX movie rental. Thanks to a technology called TruFilm, Vudu is able to stream movies at 1080p, with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound and at 24 frames per second. Vudu is so confident you'll love the service that they're even giving you a free rental to try it out.

In addition to Vudu, the new update brings plenty of bug fixes and some much needed tweaks. The biggest of these is an option to ignore "the" and "a" in movie titles when sorting in alphabetical order. Enhancements have also been made to the browser.

Source: Boxee Blog

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