Netflix, the popular streaming service might not require a console or dedicated box in the future, as the company pursues new deals and business ventures.
Netflix is, reportedly, in talks with Comcast Corp and Suddenlink Communications in order to get their online streaming service available as an app on these companies set-top boxes. This would be the first tie-up with a U.S. cable provider, as Netflix had managed to achieve one with Virgin Media Inc in the UK. And although nothing is confirmed yet, there are reasons to get excited.
Cable companies and Netflix are competing services to deliver TV shows, movies and entertainment, but radically different, as a Netflix subscription doesn’t feature channels but only the shows instead at a subscription price. Up until now, the only way to get Netflix on the big screen instead of a computer was to use a video game console, or some other dedicated boxes such as Roku, which gave the cable companies the edge by remaining the more traditional option.
In an everchanging world, though, we’re glad the users seem to be getting more and more options. Let’s get on with the times, everyone.
Source: Wall Street Journal