updated 11:45 am EDT, Thu November 1, 2012
Holiday promotion of Boxee TV promises 3-month cloud DVR trial
As expected, the Boxee TV is now available for purchase at Walmart. The big box store chain is the only retail location to purchase the device, with online purchasing at Boxee's site the other option. The $98 piece of hardware includes a digital antenna, and word is buyers will get a three-month trial period to the No Limits DVR service.
The service usually costs $15 per month, but early buyers will apparently get a discounted rate for $10 per month for life, provided they do so before or during the holidays. Also on offer is three months of Netflix for free and a $5.99 Vudu credit. After the holidays, a free DVR trial will also be offered, though details aren't yet known.
Otherwise, the Boxee TV gets more preloaded apps than originally expected, including Accuweather, Boxee's Cloudee, MLB, Spotify, TED, and Wall Street Journal. Originally, only Netflix, Pandora, Vimeo, Vudu, and YouTube were confirmed.
Owners of the original Boxee Box can expect continued support for the forseeable future and an updated Flash Player. [via Engadget]