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News Bytehybrid basic-cable-plus-Web-apps box that comes with a cloud DVR service, will be sold in 3,000 U.S. Walmart stores this holiday season, according to Bloomberg Businessweek. The Walmart distribution could bring some needed visibility to start-up Boxee, which sold 120,000 devices last year, and has struggled to compete with Roku and Apple TV.
News Bytesearch tool to its platform. Roku users can now search for movies, shows, actors and directors on apps for Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, Crackle, VUDU and HBO GO. The new search tool works with Roku 2, Roku LT, new Roku HD players and the Roku Streaming Stick, and works with compatible mobile apps, as well.