Could A Free App Replace Your Cable Or Satellite TV Box?

U.S. leaning Toward App Similar to Apple TV

New technology may mean we can do away with the set top cable or satellite TV box – and the costs associated with them. Broadcast regulators in the U.S. may soon require cable companies to offer a free app to access TV packages, eliminating the need for the set top box. Customers would also be able to record programs using the system – which is similar to Apple TV and other streaming services – but cable companies would be allowed to charge a fee for that service. If approved in the US, there’s a pretty good chance it would happen in Canada.

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