In 2008, Boxee started out with just an app. In those early days it could be used on computers and Apple TV, but soon the company launched its own set-top box. That endeavor was lost in the noise of competitors like Roku and Google TV, but now the little media-oriented Boxee may have found a new road and its savior from oblivion.
News breaks that Samsung, the electronics maker behind the Galaxy lineup of Android devices and many popular smart TV's and other devices, snapped up Boxee. Since there is no official announcement made by either party, I reached out to Samsung for a statement.
Here's what a company spokesperson told us: "Samsung has acquired key talent and assets from Boxee. This will help us continue to improve the overall user experience across our connected devices". Further questions regarding future plans were not answered.
Details of the purchase also remain unknown, though it can at least be expected that Boxee's future may lie in Samsung smart TV's and Blu-ray players. However, those are details to be revealed and sorted out another day.