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Boxee Box adds support for SlingPlayer

Tue, 11/22/2011 - 2:03pm
Mike Robuck

Boxee users will be able to take their content with them on the road now that the Boxee Box supports SlingPlayer.

"The addition of SlingPlayer greatly expands the content and capabilities of the Boxee Box by D-Link and brings today's connected home to yet another level," said Daniel Kelley, associate vice president of marketing at D-Link North America. "Missing your favorite show or game is a thing of the past. With SlingPlayer, people can easily enjoy and access their TV content with the ultimate convenience, from changing the channel to controlling the DVR."

When connected to a Slingbox Solo or Pro-HD, the new SlingPlayer app gives users the ability to watch TV, change channels, control DVRs and experience home entertainment on TVs connected to a Boxee Box anywhere.

Users can control their digital cable box, satellite receiver, DVR, DVD player and video-on-demand. Appearing in the Boxee app menu, SlingPlayer is accessible via the Boxee Box remote control and features Sling Media's new program guide.

The Boxee Box by D-Link features an SD card slot, two USB ports, optical digital audio, HDMI output, 802.11n wireless and an Ethernet port.

"Adding Sling is a big win for our users. They want to be able to take their entertainment with them wherever they go," said Andrew Kippen, vice president of marketing at Boxee. "With the new SlingPlayer app, Boxee Box users can now extend their favorite TV and DVR content into other rooms, a friend's place or around the globe."

The Boxee Box by D-Link is currently available for $179.

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