Comcast is planning a streaming set-top box for cord cutters
Comcast might be getting ready to cut the cord: the company is reportedly planning a streaming set-top box for its internet customers, according to CNBC.
The upcoming box is said to be able to combine offerings from various streaming apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and YouTube in a single, centralized place, along with a remote that features voice control for navigation. Comcast also intends for the set-top box to be a smart home hub, letting users control things like lights and thermostats directly from their TV. In other words, it sounds a lot like Comcast’s X1 cable box, minus the cable part, or like Apple’s Apple TV, Amazon’s Fire TV, and Roku’s slate of set-top boxes that it’ll have to compete against.