Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s largest television maker, acquired Boxee Inc., a New York-based startup whose set-top box can record broadcasts and stream online video.

Terms weren’t disclosed. Boxee makes video-streaming applications for phones and tablets based on Google Inc.’s Android and Apple Inc.’s iOS operating systems, in addition to the software that powers its connected TV box. Samsung said closely held Boxee can help it develop Internet-enabled devices.

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