How to Watch Netflix on Your Boxee Box

by Ross McKillop on February 14, 2011

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The wait is over. You can finally watch Netflix on your Boxee Box. This tutorial will guide you through the steps to do just that.

Netflix on the Boxee Box

  1. Start out by updating your Boxee Box to the latest software version. To do this, click the Menu button on your remote until the “Boxee Toolbar” appears. Use the arrow buttons on your remote to navigate to the Settings on-screen button. It’s in the upper-left corner of the screen, as illustrated in the image below.
  2. Select the Settings on-screen button.
  3. Select System from the Settings menu.

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  5. Navigate down the list on the left side and select Update. Boxee may start to check for an update right away. If it doesn’t, select Check for new version of Boxee…

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  7. Boxee will now download and verify the update. Once that process has completed, select New version available. Click here.

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  9. In the ‘update’ window, select Update now.

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  11. Boxee will begin the updating process. Your Boxee Box will reboot during the setup, so don’t be surprised :)

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  13. Once it has rebooted and the latest version has been installed, select Apps from the “Boxee Toolbar”
  14. Depending on how you have your Apps preferences, you may be presented with a list of every available App, or just your Favorites. If you only see a list of installed and/or favorited Apps, select Apps from the Boxee Toolbar again, and this time select All from the sub-menu.
  15. Use the navigation/layout buttons in the upper-right corner of your screen to sort the full list of Apps by Recently Added.

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  17. Netflix will (at the time of writing) be one of the top entries. Select it, then click the Launch button. The Netflix App for Boxee will install!

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  19. Once the installation has completed, the Netflix App will launch on its own. If it doesn’t, manually select it from your list of Apps. You’ll be prompted with a Are you a Netflix member? introduction screen – and you can take it from there.

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  21. That’s it – we can finally enjoy Netflix via our Boxee Box’s!!

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