Boxee Live TV Stick Coming Your Way; Delivers Live TV in HD

November 18, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

As you are already aware, Boxee, one of the free services that helps you watch videos from the internet on your television sets, has gained much in popularity.

The company has now decided to bring a new Live TV stick add-on to the streaming media set-top box.

This new feature will allow users to enjoy live television channels in HD on their screens.

The Live TV stick is a high-powered HD antenna that will allow Boxee Box subscribers to watch local channels like ABC, CBS, Fox, CW and NBC with no monthly fee.

The new facility, now open for pre-order at a price of $49, is expected to start from January 2012.

The company believes that the people will cut their cable subscriptions and switch to the Boxee, which delivers channels for free.

Along with the TV channels, users can watch videos from services such as YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, Vimeo and others.

You can also use features such as Apps, Watch Later, Social Websites and more on your Boxee set-top box.

Boxee CEO Avner Ronen explains that most of the people spend almost $100 for the cable to watch live events on their television sets.

But the arrival of Boxee is something that the viewers really enjoy, as they love to watch the channels in HD minus the cords, for free.

However, Live TV stick will not turn the Boxee Box to a DVR. This sounds disappointing, but the company has made it clear that they are ready to provide support for the recording via the USB connection if the demand is increasing.

Another problem the device faces is the poor HDTV signal strength in some areas. The folks in those areas can get the service by subscribing a basic cable connection that ranges $13-$20 and join the coaxial cable to the stick.

The Live TV stick, which works only with the Boxee Box, is now restricted to folks in the US and Canada.  Are you excited with this new Boxee feature? Tell us what you feel.

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