Comcast is developing streaming service to aggregate apps, sans cable TV

Ian Bush
November 08, 2018 - 1:34 pm
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you're a cable cord cutter, Comcast has something in the works for you.

The company is designing a box that will make it easier to navigate streaming video apps, like Netflix, Amazon Prime and YouTube.

It is controlled by a voice-activated remote, according to a report by CNBC — potentially addressing a common pain point when using multiple streaming services.

Unlike it competitors Roku or Apple TV, the Comcast box would not allow access to certain streaming apps, like Sling TV and DirecTV Now.

According to the report, the device also would help manage smart home devices, like connected thermostats.

It's expected to be marketed on a monthly rental basis to Comcast's broadband-only customers.

The Philadelphia-based media giant hasn't confirmed the plans yet.