Boxee Box announces its first big partner, VUDU

Boxee Box people were fairly quiet in announcing big content partners with an obvious effect that everybody suspected the worse. Fortunately, things started to move and today Boxee and VUDU announced a partnership so at launch, around 10th of November Boxee Box (and the software version, Boxee) will box start having access to VUDU catalog with both HD up to 1080p and 5.1 surround available.

That being said, Netflix is in infinitely more popular than VUDU and we continue to say that the box will fail without Netflix support. It wasn’t announce yet but there is plenty of time until November 10 when Boxee Box will launch so it is possible the announcement is delayed for maximum effect. We can only wait and will post a full hands on review as soon as possible.

Check the full Press Release after the break.

VUDU Streaming to Boxee on Your Mac and PC

Users Can Now Watch the Latest Hollywood Blockbusters on PC, Mac and the upcoming Boxee Box by D-Link

San Francisco, CALIF (October 28, 2010) – VUDU is coming to the Boxee platform in November, bringing its best-in-class streaming movie experience to millions of PC and Mac users. Simply by installing Boxee’s free media center software, users gain instant access to VUDU’s massive movie collection anywhere they have a computer and an Internet connection. VUDU will be available on the Boxee platform downloadable on Mac, PC, and the Boxee Box by D-Link.

VUDU delivers the highest quality movie watching experience with a huge collection of titles, including the best indies and Hollywood hits, with new releases available to rent as soon as they hit the market and thousands of titles available for just $2 for 2 night rentals. Boxee’s free media center software gives viewers access to VUDU’s immense movie collection in standard definition. The Boxee Box by D-Link lets viewers experience the cinema-like quality of VUDU’s full HD and HDX library delivered directly onto their televisions in 1080p with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound.

“We’re thrilled to offer our existing customers a new way to enjoy the VUDU service and to bring VUDU to a whole new community of movie watchers. Boxee allows VUDU to deliver our best in class streaming movie experience to anyone with a Mac or PC, through a simple and free download. ” said Edward Lichty, General Manager, VUDU. “VUDU is the best way to get high-definition Hollywood movies in full surround sound to the connected home and Boxee is a state-of-the-art multimedia platform with the power to play it.”

Boxee lets users play most popular media file formats from a home network along with ad-supported and premium TV shows and movies, videos, and music from the Internet, with support for full 1080p and 5.1 surround sound. With tens of thousands of movies and TV shows, access to the most popular web series, and applications from MLB.TV, NHL GameCenter LIVETM, Pandora, and FunnyOrDie, Boxee is a great way to bring entertainment from different sources into one place. Additionally Boxee has been built from the ground up to be social so users can easily share recommendations about their favorite movies with one another via Facebook and Twitter on Boxee.

“Boxee is all about giving the user what they want, and that means everything from the most viral video on YouTube to the acclaimed international films, and VUDU gives Boxee a deep library of incredible movies,” said Avner Ronen, CEO and co-founder of Boxee. “The fact that Boxee Box users will have access to the largest selection of HD content through Vudu in the highest quality available today really sets us apart from our set top box competitors.”

VUDU will be available as a free download from boxee.tv for your PC, Mac and Linux computer, and on the Boxee Box by D-Link this November.

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