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Boxee Announce Details of the Next Boxee Box Update


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Today Boxee have released some details on their next update for Boxee Box, due in May, including support for the iPad!

Here is what Boxee have said:

Our goal is to release a firmware update for the Boxee Box (and in the future other Boxee-based devices) every 3 months or so. In each firmware update we try to have a healthy mix of new and improved functionality together with bug fixes.

The last firmware update came out in Feb, so you should expect to see the next update come out in May. Here is what’s coming:

  • Browser: faster loading and scrolling, favorites and history
  • Video playback: improved ffwd/rwd controls, new look for on-screen-display
  • Local files: sort by source, .nfo support
  • New languages: Arabic, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
  • Support for Boxee for iPad..

We have gone through and tried to resolve the most critical/annoying bugs (we usually prioritize bugs based on their popularity in Jira and the related discussions in the forum). Some bugs we are solving with this update:

  • Occasionally when trying to download and install applications it will result with “signature failed” message (BOXEE-8320)
  • Using USB IR receiver duplicate button presses are occasionally generated (BOXEE-8206)
  • HTTPS URLs cannot be invoked from search bar (BOXEE-8054)
  • Update is prompted during paused video (BOXEE-8008, BOXEE-8312)
  • Special characters are displayed wrong (BOXEE-7932)
  • Playback of some overlay ads in Flash video stutters (BOXEE-7925)
  • The Boxee Box doesn’t recognize two USB drives with the same drive label (BOXEE-7792)
  • When Boxee resumes from ’sleep’ mode all artwork is gone from library view (BOXEE-7571)
  • iPhone remote does not refresh the available host names (BOXEE-7018)
  • Display file name with Chinese/Japanese/Korean characters
  • and many more…

We are about to send out the version to our early access users and start the process of collecting feedback on the build quality, new functionality and overall experience. Once we feel the version is in a good shape we will release it out to everyone.

We have been working on a long term review of the Boxee Box, so watch out for that soon.

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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