Boxee Box Movie & TV show identification is DEAD as of 1/25
Boxee Box Movie & TV show identification feature is DEAD as of 1/25
It appears that DLink has turned off the servers that served Boxee Boxes search for identifying Movies, TV shows or Music when stored on your attached NAS or some such method you use to serve those modalities for Boxee Box to play from.
We knew this was coming at some point after DLink killed the product 3 or 4 years ago. It is a shame in that Boxee Box is still the King of this fully purposeful media center short of using a big clunky X-Box. CrAppleTV, Roku, ChromeCast, Amazon Fire TV etc can't hold a match to the total versatility that Boxee Box had. Sorry, you can claim all you want about how great others are at doing streaming internet video you pay for or get free, NOTHING was or is as well-rounded versitile at Boxee Box was (like displaying movie or TV Show art, information, ratings, summary, etc).
I remember some big talker on one of these forums claiming that he was copying the Boxee Box servers for the day that DLink shut theirs down, but apparently the big talk is cheap and I've seen nothing mentioned about this is a good 18 months.
It's also a shame that Boxee Hacks+ stopped after the initial release, I think that creative crew could have figured out a way for Boxee Box to access IMDb to do what the DLink servers have quite doing - Identify Movies, TV shows and Music. Or at least find a way we could enter it manually with the RF keypad.
If anyone knows of work-around's please pipe up. I have 3 running Boxee Boxes I covet and would love to keep "active" for our home theater.