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Windows 7 Boxee means no NETFLIX

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After about an hour of looking and trying to install I foundout that Boxee no longer supports Netflix on PC so don't waste your time with this software... try media protal

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Discontinuing support!

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Growing Past the PC
This 1.5 release will be the last version of Boxee for PC/Mac/Ubuntu. It will be available on Boxee.tv through the end of January.

We believe the future of TV will be driven by devices such as the Boxee Box, Connected TVs / Blu-Rays and 2nd screen devices such as tablets and phones. While there are still many users who have computers connected to their TVs, we believe this use case is likely to decline as users find better alternatives. People will continue to watch a lot of video on their computer, but it is more likely to be a laptop than a home-theater PC and probably through a browser rather than downloaded software.

To our computer users… to those who have come out to our NYC and SF meetups, talked with us at Engadget, GDGT, and Giz Gallery events, or enjoyed Austin BBQ with us during SxSW, or simply messaged with us on Facebook, Twitter, and our forums… thank you for all your support – we would not be where we are today without you. But we can’t stay here.

We are excited about the upcoming release of Boxee Live TV and our new product roadmap for 2012. If you are a current Boxee user on a computer we hope that you will enjoy 1.5 and maybe when you are ready to retire that good ol’ HTPC/Mac Mini you will decide to get a Boxee Box.

That you be a lesson to all of us who started using a (partly) closed source product from a dubious company with a relatively unknown set of founders just because they offered something good for free.

I realize we were not bound to use this solution but then we are not bound to not criticize this awful approach either.

At the very least they should have released all their source since they are discontinuing the product but to my knowledge they have released only the source they are obliged to since they reused open source earlier.

They've probably created more ill-will for their box product than they can imagine.

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The windows version is horribly unoptimized. Lags like a bitch.

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