Samsung didn't even wait for the acquisition with Boxee to get cold, that the company announced to close Boxee's teelevision Cloud DVR on July 10th. On their website, Boxee has announced that:
“We realize many of you loved the service, and we’re sorry it won’t be available moving forward,”
Cloud DVR users from 9 states are able to record limitless for only 10 bucks a month and they are about to lose any acces to their recordings starting Wednesdey next week, all due to Samsung's decision. We have no numbers from Boxee for the amount of users that will be cut off from their service soon, but judging by the good priced service, we're assuming there weren't few.
As we reported in a previous article, Samsung has recently bought the New York founded company Boxee for $30 million. The electronics giant company is planning to use Boxee's technology and implement it in its Internet-based devices, mainly in the smart TV.
There is no doubt that Boxee is placing this opportunity with Samsung on top of everything else. Also on their website, Boxee stated that:
“Joining Samsung means we will be able to work on products that marry the best hardware and software in the TV space, products that will be used by tens of millions of people and will help to shape the future of TV,”