One step closer to Boxee Payments with Vindicia
May 12, 2010 | 10:45
"A few months ago we told you we wanted to give you more access to premium content on Boxee (in addition to what's currently there), and we wanted to give content owners new ways to offer and price content. Today we're excited to announce we've taken a big step forward choosing Vindicia as our payments platform provider.
Vindicia's CashBox solution will enable Boxee content partners to offer premium content through a wide variety of payment methods and plans, from individual pay-per-view charges to premium subscription models. Vindicia's flexibility will enable Boxee content partners to price and package their content as they wish, whether it is premium content, content from their existing library, or extras that will never made it “on air." Users will be able to purchase this content via credit card, gift card, or PayPal.
The unique solution, which handles currency exchanges, VAT, and GST automatically, will be available to content providers worldwide. Vindicia already powers great experiences for online gaming (Blizzard), online stores (deviantArt.com), and subscription software (Symantec) and we're excited to be working with them to build an awesome experience on Boxee.
Lastly, while Boxee plans to make the payment platform available to content partners for Boxee’s unique TV experience, Vindicia’s flexibility also makes it possible for us to enable payments on our website and across mobile platforms like the iPhone, Android and iPad. Boxee’s eventual expansion to these platforms will pave the way for universally accessible content no matter where a user is (we love this idea!).
We will release the Boxee payment platform by the end of the summer. "