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From the Other Shoe Finally Drops Department, the Boxee Box now has Netflix. An announcement on the Boxee blog let the world know that the latest revision of the software has given users access to streaming content from Netflix. Now, to be fair, D-Link released the device last November. So it has just been a few months until this hitch got smoothed out. But Netflix had been promised as a feature from the beginning, and the runaway success of Netflix streaming has only whetted consumer appetites for access.

The bottom line is that this is an important step for the Boxee Box, which can now take its place among the many other network media players and Internet-connected Blu-ray players that give to affordable ways to add “smart TV” features to your older television sets. And when we say “smart TV”, we mean “access to Netflix“.

Posted by Alfred Poor, February 16, 2011 5:00 AM

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Alfred Poor is a well-known display industry expert, who writes the daily HDTV Almanac. He wrote for PC Magazine for more than 20 years, and now is focusing on the home entertainment and home networking markets.