GigaOM contributer Janko Roettgers, rooting around an unreleased build of Boxee’s 1.5 update recently, discovered this little gem: Boxee owners will soon be able to access local live TV through their Boxes with the help of a special USB dongle. The dongle serves as a tuner for free-over-the-air HD TV signals. The update, including dongle, will probably be rolled out in the next couple of weeks. Roettgers sees this as Boxee’s latest effort in getting people to “cut-the-cord,” as viewers will not have to switch back and forth between inputs on their TV to watch local programming when using the service.
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