Friday, April 22, 2016

Comcast’s bid to kill the cable box is good for consumers — and for Comcast - The Washington Post

Preemptive partial progress; later in the article: "While Comcast's box-less vision of the future gets at that somewhat, the FCC believes it isn't enough, because at the end of the day this ecosystem would still be orchestrated by a cable company seeking to protect its own interests."

"The nation's largest cable company said Wednesday that customers will now be able to get rid of their set-top boxes by switching to an app embedded within new Samsung smart TVs and Roku devices.

The app can display your channel lineup and information about shows and movies. And because it's all software-driven, it will potentially allow Comcast's more than 22 million video customers to return their cable box — equipment that costs the average household more than $230 a year to rent, according to a recent congressional probe."
Comcast’s bid to kill the cable box is good for consumers — and for Comcast - The Washington Post
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