Boxee Box now supports playback of ABC iView captions

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Tuesday, 18 January 2011 11:05am

The D-Link media player Boxee Box has recently updated its firmware, and now supports the playback of captions on the ABC’s iView service.

Boxee Box is a device that streams Internet content to your television via an active Internet connection. The Firmware update, which includes many improvements to the Boxee Box web browser, now allows for ABC iView content to be played back correctly and with captions, as tested by a Media Access Australia staff member.

While many devices already support iView playback on a television, few support the playback of captions. Boxee Box offers some accessibility features for people who are Deaf or hearing impaired by supporting a range of captioned content and allowing users to change the size of captions and how they are presented on the screen.

The feature on ABC iView can be accessed by selecting a video from the ABC iView website and clicking the closed caption (marked CC) option.

The product is competing with devices such as the Apple TV and the Google TV that also allow you to view Internet content on your television.

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