BoxeeBox is a great media streaming device which allows both access to your own files, and also to streaming content from the internet. Vudu was just added to the Boxee with the newest firmware update, and is available only to the USA. Pandora is another application which offers music streaming to the USA only. If you are interested in accessing the service from your Boxee Box and you live in Canada, heres a quick how-to.
1) Create an account and subscribe to a VPN service. Blackvpn and strongvpn are two choices and are very affordable for a pay service. You want to make sure that you choose a company that offers fast service as you will be sending all internet traffic through their servers as well as your own.
2) Once the account is created you will need your login details to enter in the Boxee Box. From the Home Screen go to the settings icon in the top left.
3) Then click the network icon.
5) Depending on the VPN provider you signed up with, you will enter the details accordingly. In this example we have used Blackvpn PPTP settings. Now you are ready to install and load applications such as Pandora and Vudu from the Apps menu. Each time you power up the Boxee box, you need to enter into the VPN settings menu, and enabled the VPN. Once it has been enabled you will see the icon in the upper right of the screen to indicated if VPN is running or not (shown in step2). And at any time you can disable VPN the same with a simple checkmark.
Few screenies below show Vudu and Pandora running from a Canadian Boxee Box. Please use at your own risk. There are many other methods of accessing blocked sites, such as entering in the proxy directly into your router config which would allow any of your networked devices access to these services. There are also free US proxy services so feel to do some research. Most of all, Enjoy!
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