Hopefully your set-top setup has room for another box, Insiders, because video streaming company Boxee and hardware partner D-Link have pulled back the curtain on a new device. The alliteratively named, 1080p-capable Boxee Box will hit shelves in Q2 of 2010 and will cost around $200. It will let users stream content directly to their televisions from internet services such as Hulu and Netflix.
The futuristic-looking box does not have any internal storage, but does allow content to be stored on SD cards. The Boxee Box comes equipped with wi-fi, ethernet, an HDMI port, two USB ports, an optical digital audio port and the aforementioned SD card slot.
Boxee’s media center software has also gotten a revamp, making it more user-friendly by improving features such as the queue, search and recommendations. Boxee CEO Avner Ronen also told Video Business that his company is looking to offer its service on a variety of devices besides the box, including cable boxes and Blu-ray players.
Can you picture one of these boxes in your home come the middle of next year, Insiders? Who’s going to win the epic streaming battle that keeps getting hotter and hotter?