Boxee Box is a digital media receiver that helps you connect your HDTV to the internet and watch streaming convent over your existing network connection. Connecting any device over the internet requires it to be secured using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection, and luckily, Boxee Box offers a VPN feature that helps you to connect via a VPN.
Apart from the encryption and security that a VPN provides to Boxee Box, Boxee Box VPN can also be used to unblock entertainment portals such as Netflix and Hulu outside the US. This will allow you to watch countless movies and TV shows from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, or the BBC iPlayer on your TV through your Boxee Box.
How To Setup Boxee Box VPN
Switch ON your Boxee Box and press the ‘Option’ button on your remote once you see the home screen.
At the top of the screen, you will be able to see the ‘Settings’ icon. It is simply the gear shaped icon at the top left of the screen. Navigate your remote to the icon and click on it.
Choose the ‘Network’ option from the ‘Settings’ page.
Navigate to the last option ‘VPN’ in the ‘Network’ page.
Change the settings in the VPN page according to the information sent to you by your VPN service provider. If you need a VPN, take a look at our VPN provider list. Essentially, you have to choose the encryption protocol, enter the server address, enter account username and password, and check/uncheck the encryption box. The encryption box is better left unchecked if you want to enjoy high speed buffering, but if you are worried about the security of your device, you can check this option.
Navigate your remote to ‘Connect’ and click on it. You should be able to successfully connect your Boxee Box to your VPN server. If by any chance you can’t connect, it is always wise to contact your VPN service provider to understand the root cause. Your VPN service provider may be able to help you with setting up Boxee Box VPN using working protocols and servers.
Always make sure to keep in regular touch with your VPN service provider to update your server address and choose the server location according to your needs. For example, Netflix and Hulu require a working US IP address/server, while BBC iPlayer requires a working UK IP address/server. Once connected to a VPN from your Boxee Box, you can enjoy a wide range of movies and TV shows from your favorite on-demand entertainment portals. You can even use your Boxee Box VPN to bypass internet censorship and other filters to enjoy the best of the web. If you have the encryption box checked, it will further add security, privacy and anonymity to your existing network to help you stay anonymous online.