posted this on December 08, 2009 09:11 am
To use Netflix on Boxee, you will need to do the following:
GUYS GUYS....cool it down. We didn't get the Netflix app Tha's life. But they did take the time to give us a PARTY Video. called MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE with them playing beer bottles.....which is just as good. right? You know this took some time....and they sure looked happy.
kinda sucks for those who was hoping to get a app....but at least they are happy. That is all that matters.
The Boxee box does not support netflix in any country (including the US), but in the US the Boxee PC/MAC programs will support Netflix... so why not return the Box then right!?
Lazy programmers. Make January 3rd the official return your Boxee Box Day
So is it just Canadian netflix accounts that don't work? I am in the US and set up my boxee today and can't find the netflix app on the boxee, nor can I get on netflix.com from the boxee browser. All I get is a red and white screen of skwiggly lines. Anyone else having this problem in the US?
WHAT THE F@*&!
this is really ridiculous, How hard is it to work this problem out? which has been a problem from launch day ... My boxee has gotten plenty of regular updates which seem to only be making everything worse rather than better. yet with all these updates there can't be anything to be done for the netflix app? really? .... get on your game boxee programmers you are failing this challenge hardcore. I have never seen such a huge uproar of unsatisfied customers in such a short amount of time. and the biggest shocker of this is the fact that you still do nothing, I havn't heard any news on addressing this problem only rumours and whispers from hopeful customers. boxee is quickly becoming one of the biggest purchasing mistakes of my entertainment life
I think there needs to be some backlash for misleading customers in this way. 500 returned boxes @ $200 would mean 100,000 in refunds. This should be our goal for daily boxee box returns. So please tweet, post and email. January 3rd is the beginning of the Official return your Boxee Box Day(s).
Maybe we can get T-shirts made... "I sent my Boxee back before returns were cool"
Class Action suit... anyone in?
ok, you have till the end off the day.....but because you give us NO word...I'll take my chances and say this will not happen. Therefore...It goes back to the store NOW. Bad PR by you guys will end the great dreams we all had on Boxee. Get your act back on track, before everyone takes the great machine (best on the market) but poor service to the state of "what could have been". I guess I'll just get the next choice WD live TV HUB.
Really? The salesperson at Bestbuy 100% assured me that this thing worked with Netflix (my fault for trusting someone at Bestbuy). Every add I've seen has bragged about Netflix. Come on Boxee, get your act together or I'm taking it back!
i guess this can be called an update from boxee staff.
@boxee your lack of care to get netflix working in canada. The box is going back. Good thing it was a nov release. Easy to return
@derekpurdy we care, and it will come as soon as we can
mine was returned yesterday.. glad it was a November release, made for an easy return.
So pretty much everyone in this discussion feels cheated by Boxee since there is no netflix on the box. The post office is not open on Jan-1 or Jan 2. So we should all make January 3rd the official return your Boxee Box Day unless the ?netflix app is ready tomorrow (12/31).
Has anyone been provided an update regarding whether the canada netflix app will be releaed by end of year?
I cannot see the netflix app on my boxee box either
i just installed boxee and it works great for some of the Apps. i don't see a Netflix App in the list of available apps. any ideas? i have an Imac and i installed silverlight too. but boxee doesn't show a netflix app
I am disappointed that Netflix does not support Linux. One of the reasons that I wanted a Boxee Box was the strong endorsement given by the Linux Journal.
The link above will take you to a discussion about this issue. It appears that the only way is to install Windows on a VM.
This is really too bad.... I think Boxee is loosing out big time... I was going to grab one tomorrow on Boxing Day... Boxee can you please give us an idea when we can use Netflix in Canada... I can use it on the PS3.
Very disappointed was hoping netflix would work on this machine partly the reason why i purchased it and subscribed to netflix membership very very dissapointed will cancel membership and return boxee within return period if app is not installed.
Very disappointing not to have Netflix support in Boxee Box. Will be looking for an alternative solution starting in Jan.
They better have it working by 31st or its going back.
I contacted Boxee customer service in November regarding Netfilx not working on Boxee Box. An answer from marcel hass stated that Netflix will be available by the end of this year. After downloading the latest December Upgrade my Boxee Box still does not work with Netflix. I am giving them until December 31, 2010. If they do not make Netflix working on BB, I am sending it back on January 3rd and buying Apple TV.
Interesting to see that this string goes back over 1 year. I must admit I fell prey to the Boxee campaign with the hopes of connecting to Netfilx only to be another dissapointed customer. My Boxee is going back! If this is the way this company treats requests from their customers then It clearly is NOT worthy of my business. I will be sure to tell my freinds. Good job!
question for everyone here, i just bought a boxee from amazon and having issues with the netflix app. I setup the service online but have no way of finding an actual netflix app on my boxee. If I use the boxee browser and go directly to netflix, i can not select the log in link to get to my account or anything for that matter. what is the trick? thanks in advance for any advice.
This really needs to start working for Canadians. I looked through the Boxee source last night, no reference to Netflix anywhere, this is all done through the Netflix app, which comes direct from the Boxee team.
Hello you guys where ever you are.....if you want canadian customers.....when are we going to be abble to use Netflix Canada on Boxee?
Let me be the next one to complain...... You have GOT to be kidding me. Why doesn't the whole pretty "wizard-like" web page take note of the fact that I selected Ubuntu and then added my Netflix account? You would think, right there, it would have stopped me and said, "Sorry, you are wasting your time. This only works for M$ and Job$.".... Oh well... For about 30 seconds I was REALLY excited. Honestly, the site SHOULD be more forthcoming with this critical information. Since I refuse to put M$ on my media pc I guess I will continue to use Roku as my Netflix device.
When I saw Boxee supported Netflix I ran and signed up for an account as quick as I could - HOW COOL!
Now I see Linux users are left out of the loop, and my boxee client happens to be sitting very proudly on a Linux Mint installation. HOW COLD!
Do you see support in the future for Netflix service on the Linux side of life, where I choose to live?
Thanks for a nearly totally cool project :) You all are great!
I have to agree with Johnny Stork. Is Boxee simply going to ignore our seemingly widespread problem in Canada with the Netflx app. I paid for Boxee adf for Netflix and I am getting the benefit of neither. Come on guys. Do something. All this wasn't a surprise to you.
I will also put my support and LOUD REQUEST for Canadian Netflix support! It is also very disconcerting that so many people can all be asking a company for some sort of official response on this, some even paying customers of hardware, and we are all being ignored. I for one will be keeping my eyes open for an alternative solution and from a company that shows more respect for it's user-base.
I spent two days setting up a new box to install this to use netflix, only to find out it doesn't work with Ubuntu. What a load of horse kaka.
You Do know You can't watch Netflix in Ubuntu Period Right? Microsoft Refuses to release it's DRM Software on the Linux Platform and since Netflix Requires DRM it means you can't Watch it on Ubuntu. You can get the Netflix Player to Load if you get the "Novell Moonlight" Plugin (Linux Port of Silverlight) and use "UserAgent Switcher"(FF) to Pretend to be Using a Windows Machine. But the Player will just give you an Error that tells you to Restart your Browser and other junk. Simply without those DRM codecs from Microsoft you can't watch Netflix, Which is lame since AmazonVOD works Fine using Flash so why Netflix couldn't use Flash is a Mystery. Microsoft claims the reason DRM isn't on Linux is that "Moonlight still has too many Security Holes", Which I find is a Lame excuse. They could easily Work together with Mono to help get Moonlight up to Spec but they don't. It's not like they don't know it exists. If you go to the Silverlight Site on Linux and hit the Install button they Forward you to the Moonlight site. As far as I can tell there's no Real reason for them to Not help get DRM on Linux except that they Don't like Linux. The only reason Mac has support is that it's now Widely used and there would be a Big uproar if Microsoft didn't get Silverlight Working right on it. What's more, is that you can't even use Wine to install Windows Silverlight anymore. You used to be able to watch Netflix on Ubuntu by Installing Windows Firefox and Silverlight through Wine, then you just use the Windows Firefox to watch, but When Microsoft Released Version 3(or Something) of Silverlight the New Installer won't Run with Wine and Netflix Requires you to have the Latest Version to Watch. All this is very Frustrating for me who's Windows Install is Screwed up(No Sound) and I don't have Time to Backup, Reinstall Windows, and Reinstall all My Apps. I prefer Ubuntu anyway but for Now the Only way I can watch Netflix is to use Either my Family's Shared Computer, the Roku or the Kid's Wii but they or the TV's they're hooked to are often in use.
i ment netflix
no netflis aps.....on my new boxeebox.....where is it??????...please help....
First off; Netflix needs to convert to Flash; Silverlight sucks. Secondly I tried to link my Netflix account with Boxee and it connected but everytime I tried to watch a movie; the loading bar would load up for awhile and then go back to the movie selection. I can't watch anything.
I also use Linux (Ubuntu) primarily and I would like to see support for that when it comes to the Netflix ordeal. I know; Boxee isn't Netflix so I can't suggest that but I saw another user who posted it here and I wanted to state that I agree 100% with them on the Linux incompatibility issue.
When will people realize; Linux is gaining more and more attention that it did back in the 90's?
I spent two days setting up a new box to install this to use netflix, only to find out it doesn't work with Ubuntu. What a load of horse kaka.
Netflix does not work on my brand new Boxee Box. I contacted US Boxee support and their response stated that Netlix may be available by the end of the year (!!!!). It is not what they advertised on this website. I am deeply disappointed and am thinking about returning their box.
Pretty annoying how after months of using the two together, Boxee can no longer pull up my Netflix instant queue or my recommended movies. Fail. Guess im better off using my browser anyhow.
I can not make Netflix to work on my brand new BB. Tried to follow BB instructions, but it does not work. Looks like this product is not ready yet to be used by regular consumer, not a geek...
Just hooked up my boxee that I preorded from Future Shop and besides the usual learning curve, very disapointed not to get Netflix. Will put my Netflix account on hold until problem solved. My Daughter has PS3 and easy instal of Netflixs and high quality on 46"HD. Come on Netflix and Boxee!
Very very disappointed no Netflix, half of the links are dead. Unable to watch TV show without the sound or picture having an issue.
Anybody else having an issue where the Boxee Netflix app lists the episodes of a season of TV out of order? Top to bottom or bottom to top aren't chronological. I have to use the IMDB app on my phone to see the correct episode order and select that way. I didn't know this was the case until I was watching Parks and Recreation and who was dating who was all out of order. I thought the show was some sort of polyamorous dream world until I realized it was boxee that had gone loco, not the writers.
I’ve plunked my money down and bought a Boxee Box, knowing that my Canadian Netflix account won’t work yet. With that being said, I REALLY, REALLY want to start using Boxee Box with my Netflix account… hint, hint…
We bought Boxee just for Netflix (Canada). Why advertise a capability you don't have ???
WTF. I have done all of this stuff and i don't have an activation number for my device and i can't find anywhere to get app for my apple tv. WTF?????
So glad I read this. I was about to purchase a Boxee Box to use netflix. I won't bother until this is sorted.
I also pre-purchased from BestBuy. This is horse krap. Why the hell would Boxee put out a system for sale in Canada with Netflix capabilities when the damn thing doesn't support Netflix.ca. I hope Boxee buys me dinner at least. Before I get screwed.
I am a Canadian and I pre-ordered a Boxee box from Furtureshop because netflix is now available in Canada. I am very disappointed that my free month is ticking by and I can't use it on my television. I can view Netflix on my various computers though....I guess watching a movie on my laptop screen is just as good as my 46" LCD...NOT!
Can't believe this doesn't work for Canadians. How long will this change take? I only subscribed to Netflix hoping boxee would be able to stream it. Very disappointing :(
Looks like I have no choice but to revert to apple tv.
I am having the same issue with it just connecting forever and ever. :(
Almost a year later and I'm still having this issue (on a fresh install of the latest version of Boxee). Connecting to Netflix works fine until I try to play a movie. Then it just says "Connecting to Netflix" and stays there permanently. :(
Just wondering if there's any plans to fix the netflix app so that it is in HD... It's a bit fuzzy currently. (They just recently added some HD capability for set top boxes, so hopefully this app can be updated to reflect that ;)
Looking forward to using netflix canada with my generation 1 appletv - so here is another vote for getting it fixed
Thanks for a great app.
Don't know why they don't have a fix already. But don't get too excited. I live in Toronto but use a VPN to trick Netflix into thinking I'm in the USA. Therefore I'm using a Netflix USA account with Boxee. It works, but when you browse the movies there is a DUPLICATE bug where the same movie shows multiple times, making the lists extremely difficult and time consuming to browse. I've looked at the forums and others have been having the same bug and it hasn't been fixed after quite some time. So even if they do correct the connection to Netflix Canada, there are many other bugs you'll experience once you login. Hopefully they will resolve all of these problems soon. It is very convenient to use Boxee, however with the DUPLICATE issue, I stick to the Netflix web site, which is much more reliable than the Boxee app.
Ahh, come on guys, surely you know how to resolve the NETFLIX.CA issue??? I subscribed to Netflix because I 'thought' I could use it via Boxee... I hope you can clear up this issue before my trial session runs out.
No fix yet for canadians? Might as well buy the new Apple TV and forget Boxee then... What's the advantage if it won't work with Netflix?
Boxee - Netflix - Canada, c'mon Boxee get this fixed, I'm betting this is a simple code change in your product and there are a lot of people waiting. ETA???
No Canadian netflix support? very weak.
Please make this available for Canadian customers. I was so excited to see the app but very disappointed that it didn't work. It shows all of the USA movies but none of them will load due to region. I hope you will communicate with Canada when you will be releasing an update to this app. Love your program but very disappointed Netflix doesn't work.
I'm a Canadian user since the alpha version.
I reinstalled The Old beta version of boxee. So I can add the netflix app.
It logs in with out a problem and I can see all the tv shows and movies. But when I pic something it will just sit there and not play.
So maybe they just need to do some patching with this app to work.
Add me to the list. Looking forward to running Netflix through Boxee.
Also looking forward to getting this working up in Canada. Thanks.
I'm also waiting on an update for the Canadian version of Netflix. I'll be buying a boxee box if this gets added soon.
Another Canadian here who can't use my brand new Netflix Canadian account with Boxee. Any time frames for this getting fixed?
Hey another Canadian here asking for a app for Boxee in Canada. Come on guys love using Boxee but we need some apps that work up here.
the netflix app needs a fix on boxee, could you please do that as it's now available in Canada. (I saw others make this comment, but unless enough people raise the voice on this, it might take longer).
Netflix just launched in Canada but can't be used on Boxee as it only reads the US library. How soon could this be working for the Canadian library - PLEASE:)
Hi all! it's the first time I'm using netflix cause it just become available to Canada. The thing is that the "netflixx is connecting to the server takes forever on boxee". I have tried to reinstall M. sylverlight but I get the same problem. Probably this app isn't anabled for Canada use yet. Could it be?
Please enable this for use in Canada now, as Netflix just launched here.
Does it support the Canadian Netflix service that was just announced?
I'm unable to find/install netflix on my Apple TV after installing Boxee 9.22. I have authorized the Netflix app within my accoun here but still no lucky with the Apple TV... Am I missing something?
I've been using the Netflix app for months now.. didn't experience a problem until upgrading to Boxee version 0.9.22.13692. Renaming the Netflix app folders didn't help. Neither did reinstalling that version of Boxee. The problems with playing Netflix videos were random.. sometimes they would play and sometimes it would just sit at a black screen.. and the problem videos were totally random (same video would sometimes play). Anyway, I uninstalled Boxee and downgraded back to version 0.9.21.11487 and have not had that problem again. I don't have access to alpha versions of Boxee so I'm unable to test those.
So I'm using Windows 7, and as far as i am aware, I have silverlight installed. I'm getting a DRM error when i try to stream a movie though. Everything works fine up until it starts buffering the show and poof... DRM error.
You should post your question on the Forum not here. More people will see it on the forum.
I cannot get Netflix to run through Boxee. I have verified Netflix through the Boxee website, installed Silverlight, and verified that Netflix works through FireFox; I am running Windows XP. However, when I try to play a move through the Netflix App in Boxee it just freezes or kicks back out to the app. Any ideas?
I haven't had many problems with netflix in boxee until recently it is not showing 3 of the items in my instant que. They are:
Dexter Season 2
You Kill Me
Is there a reason that they will not show up?
I am having the same problem as Tim. I just updated from the Alpha version, which never gave me any serious problems related to Netflix, to find that Netflix is no longer even in the app list! Please help soon.
I don't know what I'm doing wrong and I'm hoping you all can help. Netflix app doesn't show up in Boxee for me. I've authorized my netflix account on the boxee site, but can't find the app. Please assist.
Roku Uses Hardware and Closed Source Software to decode the DRM while the Only method they've made for PCs is Silverlight. Same with the PS3, 360, and Wii. What I don't get is why they use Silverlight and not Flash. I mean seriously Amazon uses Flash and it works fine, they even get New Releases like Sherlock Holmes and Avatar so Obviously they're satisfying Big Movie Companies with Flash so why can't Netflix do the same? I mean Seriously, Netflix already Runs on Amazon's Servers/Server Architecture.
If the Roku player (whose OS is based on Linux code) can play Netflix, why can't we have a Linux Netflix application?
This has been an annoyance for a while... but the episodes don't always sort properly. If netflix has 'em as just Episode 1, Episode 2 etc - it seems to alphabetize them, but otherwise they're the way wrong order.
For instance? Check out Bones Season 2 on the netflix app vs. the episode list on netflix proper.
I think what Tom and I are asking is this:
Does or will soon the Boxee Box stream Netflix HD content?
The only box I have found on the internet that EXPLICITLY lists support for Netflix HD is Roku HDxr. Everything else, streaming dvd players from Samsung, Sony and LG as well as streaming TVs, say Netflix but fail to mention HD support.
If the Boxee Box wants to be the only box people put in their living room it needs to stream premium services like Netflix in HD. Hulu should be following as well, now that they are charging for premium content.
I don't think people want to have a Roku for Netflix HD, a Boxee for a bunch of other stuff, and a computer hooked up only to stream Hulu in a browser.
Welcome to the frontier.
IS Netflix HD for PC and Mac functioning in the Boxee Netflix app?
I have the same question as alex drust: Does Netflix work with the Apple TV Boxee hack? I can not seem to find the answer.. but I have a feeling the answer is not going to be yes...
so does netflix work with the apple tv boxee
my apple tv updated itself and i was forced to reload boxee. Now i have 2 issues. One being if i try to stream any app from hulu to watch a tv show it just studders. I am also now missing the netflix app all together. Do i need to uninstall boxee and if so is there a step by step for it. thanks software ver of app tv is 3.0.2 and latest beta app for boxee.
I have a problem with Netflix app in Boxee. When I want to watch DVD that has multiple episodes, episodes usually start from close to the end and I have to wait for them to finish to be able to start them from the beginning. Windows Media Center has "Start from the beginning" button that does the trick. Can you please introduce this button as well, and not just play button? It seems that Netflix server remembers where the playback was stopped last time video was watched and will not start from the beginning??
@Jesse however see this http://www.go-mono.com/moonlight/faq.aspx
Netflix does not work with Moonlight at this time. While Moonlight supports all of the UI and media playback infrastructure, it lacks DRM support which Netflix requires.
Silverlight is supported in Linux.
I can't even get through the "authorization" step. It takes me to /netflix/netflix/ and says the page doesn't exist!
Can this thread please be cross-referenced to appear under the Operating System Issues section? I see handfuls of people posting in places like cragislist forums wondering if linux boxee supports Netflix on-demand; I don't know if looking under the Applications section is necessarily going to come to someone's mind who's strictly purposed to find out Linux & Netflix status. Yeah, it just takes a few more clicks to get the answer they want now but on the same token, it'll take just a few more lines of HTML on a page that will likely ensure a more positive user experience.
When do you suppose a Netflix app will be available for the Apple TV?
Netflix has worked for awhile for me, whether on the alpha or the beta. At first, the queue would show, but movies wouldn't play. Now when I click the Netflix app, it just kind of blinks then goes back to the main apps screen
Should TV Shows in my Netflix Instant Queue appear in Boxee?
I have found that TV shows in my Netflix Instant Queue (eg: Spartacus: Blood and Sand) do not appear in the Netflix App in Boxee. Is this a known limitation?
Also, one thought to improve the user experience: When going through the Boxee Movies or TV Shows section, include videos from Netflix in listings/search/browsing, rather than separating them out through the Netflix app.
I operate on Mac OS Snow Leopard. I actually resolved this just issue by going to account => services and then clicking on the option to authorize netflix. It was pretty straightforward, but I didn't realize at first that from account you had to click services.
GuysCan you try and rename the Netflix folders to netflix .old under :
Leopard:1.~/Library/Application support/BOXEE/Userdata/apps2.~/library/Application support/BOXEE/Userdata/profiles/[profile name]/apps/
1.c:\Users\<windows user name>\AppData\Roaming\BOXEE\userdata\apps\
2.c:\Users\<windows user name>\AppData\Roaming\BOXEE\userdata\profiles\[profile name]\apps\
And try again..if this works please send me both the old netflix files to firstname.lastname@example.org
My operating system is Snow Leopard and when I try to access the Netflix app it gets stuck on please pair netflix with boxee.
Same issue as Shane Mullen, but on WIndows 7. It's stuck on the 'connecting the netflix' screen.
Will Netflix be supported with the ATV Beta? Any ETA on the AVT Beta. Thx.
It's a shame that Netflix has decided to limit their options.
Ubuntu Netflix support is likely never to arrive. Netflix video on demand (VOD) is built on top of a proprietary web platform called Silverlight. Until Microsoft releases Silverlight for Ubuntu, it's unlikely to see netflix VOD on Ubuntu. Not really much Boxee developers can do on this issue. Oh, and Microsoft has decided not to support PPC Mac OS X for Silverlight. So Neflix streaming will only be on Intel Mac OS X and Windows computers.
The Moonlight folks are trying their hardest to reverse-engineer Silverlight 2, but their release seems to be behind schedule.
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