If you’ve been thinking about getting an Apple TV or been using Boxee with a computer connected to your TV, there is an alternative on the horizon for you: The Boxee Box. The Boxee Box will let you stream and play HD content from the Web and your local network. Pre-orders start on September 14th (that’s tomorrow folks) for a November delivery. If you’re in the US, you can pre-order through Amazon, here in Canada it will be Best Buy and Future Shop.
The device itself is made by D-Link and comes with a remote that has a QWERTY keyboard on the back. Yes, a keyboard on the back. Hats off to Boxee for launching its device in not only the U.S., but most of the world as well.
The Boxee folks say that their option is a more flexible option than Apple TV and will give people free content to watch, as well as the content they already have.
Being someone who doesn’t do much other than some video-on-demand through the cable company, I do wonder if my wife and I would like to have something that would allow us to cancel our cable subscription.
Hat tip: Vancouver Sun