Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Boxee Box 1.5 beta hides live TV tuning feature

updated 06:50 pm EST, Tue November 8, 2011

Boxee Box to get USB TV tuner option

The Boxee Box should get a live TV tuning feature after details found in a test build of the 1.5 firmware were caught late Tuesday. Just referred to as Boxee Live TV, it would let viewers plug a USB TV tuner in to watch over-the-air or unprotected cable TV through the Boxee Box, without having to switch input. GigaOM's sighting also revealed that it could share viewing data with friends, hinting that it might scrape channel or show details.

Boxee has been making beta versions of its firmware available to those who check an option, but it has usually been more public about features that were coming. They also haven't typically been attached to hardware, with nearly every update since launch supporting the unique, two-sided remote.

The company hasn't acknowledged the addition or given a clue as to if or when it goes live. Any launch would likely be dependent on the hardware.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Crucial MX100 256GB SATA-3 SSD

While the price-per-gigabyte ratio for magnetic platter-based hard drives can't be beat, the speed that a SSD brings to the table for ...

Narrative Clip

With the advent of social media technology, people have been searching for new ways to share the events of their daily lives -- be it ...

Blue's Mikey Digital

Blue Microphones, a company that makes some of the most popular digital USB microphones among podcasters and musicians, has for some t ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News