Although the company said that they are trying to “ensure there’s minimal impact to your [boxee] devices”, it is unknown which services will just drop.
Fortunately, you can root the device and get some features you had and some you never had.
Boxee Box, a Linux box from D-Link that runs a fork of XBMC called Boxee, is dead … I gave the later a try and to my surprise it works pretty well …
maybe we will see some of it return in a re-incarnation with Samsung, but I wouldn’t hold my breath … Boxee can be seen as the “media player” and is a fork of XBMC, and was originally intended to run a HTPC.
When you obtained the Boxee Box, check to see if the device has the latest firmware installed onto the device (firmware version 1.5.1).
f=5&t=1216" so Im not sure what version it gave me...
I’m sure others agree with me that Boxee went the wrong direction and I’m sure quite a few of us Boxee owners have returned to XBMC, or a XBMC variation like Open Elec. As time went on, together with D-Link a set-top box was launched dedicated to run Boxee November 2010: The Boxee Box.
In the meanwhile, Boxee is dead and joined Samsung.
As the Boxee Box is basically a modified version of XBMC, it has a lot of useful features behind the software not enabled in the frontend of the software.
Disclaimer: This is a outside modification to the device and there is no warranty if the device fails. The first thing we need to do is get the Boxee Box.