STATE COLLEGE, Pa. November 11, 2010 - AccuWeather.com, the world's leading multimedia weather information source, today introduces its weather application for the newly released Boxee Box. The pre-loaded app offers detailed, local weather forecasts for all locations worldwide along with local Doppler radar and forecast videos for the United States - directly accessible from Boxee's main menu.
"AccuWeather.com has created an awesome repository of all things weather. Working together with their API, our engineers were able to craft what we think is a pretty killer weather experience on the brand new Boxee Box by D-Link," said Andrew Kippen, Vice President of Marketing for Boxee. "Thanks to AccuWeather.com, now when I travel, I know what to pack. Their localized forecasts, rich graphics, and video have turned elevator conversation into a sexy app."
The Boxee Box is a set top box that makes it possible to stream tens of thousands of movies, television shows, and videos from the Internet; play home videos, music, and digital pictures; and share and watch what you and your friends are sharing on Facebook and Twitter - all through the home HD television.
"The Boxee Box is revolutionizing what people think of TV," said Ken Reeves, Vice President and General Manager of the AccuWeather Television Network. "Boxee's platform not only gives users unparalleled access, on demand, to anything from the web, but also to lifestyle content, including AccuWeather's accurate and detailed weather information."
The app provides a complete array of weather information, including: highly detailed, accurate local five-day forecasts, hour-by-hour forecasts for the next five hours; current local weather conditions and sunrise/sunset times; radar and satellite images; alerts for severe and disruptive weather; and hundreds of weather videos, including local and regional forecasts, severe weather updates, and lifestyle weather features.
Boxee is changing the way people experience home entertainment by bringing TV shows, movies, videos, and music from the Internet to the TV. Boxee's software can be easily downloaded for free to any computer or embedded in living room devices. Boxee has quickly established itself as the best way to bring entertainment from different sources into one place - anything from a local collection of movies, TV shows, music, and photos, to streaming content from websites like MLB.TV, Pandora, Last.fm, and flickr. Users can also discover new entertainment from their friends and share recommendations with social networks like Facebook and Twitter. More than a million people use Boxee to enjoy their entertainment. Learn how you can join them at www.boxee.tv.
About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com
AccuWeather, Empowering You to Be the Best™, presents accurate, localized, branded forecasts and severe weather bulletins to over 125 million Americans each day via the Internet, mobile devices and IPTV, through the airwaves, and in print. The 113 meteorologists at AccuWeather deliver a portfolio of customized products and services to media, business, government, and institutions, and inform millions of visitors worldwide through the free AccuWeather.com website. AccuWeather also provides content for more than 50,000 third-party Internet sites, including the wallstreetjournal.com, CBS News Mobile, and WABC-TV New York. Visit www.accuweather.com for more information.
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