The AstroBox is an easier to use interface and better integrated with our service. The OctoPrint plugin aims to offer the same functionality, but always lags a bit behind as we catch up with features that appear first on the AstroBox.
For clarity: When releasing software updates (new features, bug fixes, etc), we release them for AstroBox Software first, then we work on OctoPrint Plugin updates after.
The main feature that’s missing and will not be added to the OctoPrint Plugin is video streaming outside your local network. This is due to limitations in the OctoPrint software, which is out of our control.
If you wish to have the most ideal integration with AstroPrint, with the most up to date software, we recommend using AstroBox software over the OctoPrint plugin.