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