Boxee by D-Link shipped back in November claiming Netflix support. Here we are in January, 3 firmware updates later, and still no netflix support. Another partner, Vudu, was also promised and users in the USA can finally have Vudu with the latest firmware. Yes, Canadians, yet another site that is blocking us. Despite the Dlink Canadian site, showing Vudu in the screenshots, it definetely blocks Canadians. We are still pleased with the performance that the Boxee Box offers. There is the occasional hiccup that requires a reboot, but there is alot of power in this streaming box and hopefully Netflix will come sooner then later.
Vudu from Walmart, is a video rental service, that provides Standard Definition(SD) , High Definition 720P (HD), and also High Definition 1080P (HDX) streaming, and the content appears to be very current. The gui is very nice, and offers alot of information including links to the movie trailer, movie reviews, and even allows for a 2 minute preview of the title. For first time users, Vudu offers the first rental free. There is also an option to purchase titles and it appears most of the purchases were all SD video content. Vudu offers a premium content at a premium price.
- Standard Definition Rental – $3.99 USD
- High Definition Rental 720P- $4.99 USD
- High Definition Rental 1080P – $5.99 USD
- Purchase (SD) – $14.99
Are you in Canada and want to know how to access Vudu? Stay tuned for a how to guide coming soon. We will show you how to setup your Boxee Box to access Vudu, Pandora, and other sites Canada is blacked out from.