With more and more people cutting the cord, companies are looking for ways to meet changing needs. A new report reveals that Comcast may be planning a streaming set-top box for its Internet customers. The product is offered to its broadband customers across the country, so apps such as Netflix and Amazon can be combined.
CNBC reports that the streaming set-top box combines apps like YouTube, Netflix and Amazon Prime with a voice-controlled remote control. The idea behind this product is obvious to help users navigate among the various sources they use to stream content. It's not really a competitor to devices like Apple TV, as users can not access a variety of apps and standalone TV streaming services like DirecTV Now or Sling TV, because they compete directly with Comcast's own video bundle. 1
Comcast video customers have access to their X1 platform, which combines cable television with these streaming apps. While the new product will not feature cable television, it will allow customers to rent shows and movies and upgrade to a Comcast video package.
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