For years companies have been trying to sway customers from the world of digital cable to the world of the internet. So far they’ve been unable to do so, but Intel may have just found the middle ground customers have been looking for.
The newest iteration of the set top box from the tech company will for the first time, allow consumers to subscribe to the content that interests them. An internet connection will be provided regardless of the provider, so customers won’t be forced to obtain bundled services of any kind. Also, unlike other set-top boxes customers can subscribe to specific television shows.
Intel also plans to give users access to their existing app marketplace for apps, casual games, and video on demand. On top of all of this, there is also plans to let consumers use a “Cloud DVR“, the feature that intends to let users watch any past recorded television shows at any time, pause live TV and rewind shows in progress.
Currently the box will be available to a limited beta of customers in March. The pricing for the apparent wonder product is also currently unavailable.
Intel is currently scheduled to hold a press event at CES, but a spokesperson has clarified that the company will not be announcing anything related to this product or holding any public demos.
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