Netflix Looking to Stream Through Cable Boxes Next

house of cards

If Netflix hasn’t already invaded enough homes, they’re looking for ways to keep expanding their service. Right now, you need either an internet connected TV, a video game console or a Roku-like box to stream Netflix on your TV, but now the company is trying to go directly to cable companies to allow Netflix to be streamed straight through the cable boxes that all their customers have.

This is a hard sell however, as Netflix and cable companies are hardly best friends. After all, Netflix is one of the primary reasons people are “cord-cutting” these days, as it offers enough TV content for customers to be satisfied without cable. Not to mention it would put a dent in cable’s On Demand offerings, which would likely be outclassed by Netflix much of the time.

Reportedly the biggest hurdle right now is that Netflix is insisting that cable TV companies use special technology that makes Netflix streaming better, but it’s something of a headache they don’t want to deal with. As such, nothing is set in stone yet, but I can see them working this out at some point. Cable is desperate for features people want these days, and like it or not, Netflix is one of those features.

Cable boxes are starting to feel ancient, and I’d love for them to be completely revamped with Netflix included. Let’s hope cable companies actually listen to their customers for a change.

Add Comment

Dragon Ball Xenoverse Turles Smile
The Latest Updates on Dragon Ball Xenoverse 3
Hulu Ghost Rider
Everything We Know about Hulu’s Ghost Rider Series So Far
Everything We Know about New Drama The Baker and the Beauty
this is us cast publicity
Should This is Us Really Be a Six Season Show?
Blinded by the Light movie
10 Reasons We’ll Be Seeing “Blinded by the Light”
Michael Rooker in Cliffhanger
Why Michael Rooker Would Make a Perfect King Shark
John Wick in the rain
How Much More of John Wick Can We Expect To See?
Can New Alligator Movie “Crawl” Make up For All Bad Alligator Horror Movies?
Appreciating the Voice Acting Work of Vic Mignogna (Outside the Allegations)
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Gayle King
Beth Phoenix
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Beth Phoenix
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Kurtis Blow
Alan Moore Comic Book Writer
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Alan Moore
Squirrel Girl
Why Squirrel Girl Deserves Her Own Featured Film
10 Things You Never Knew about Batman’s Logo
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Doctor Strange’s Dormammu
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Raphtalia
What Exactly is the Goku Ultra Instinct Form?
20 Things You Didn’t Know about Goblin Slayer
The History and Evolution of AnimeJapan
Georgia Setting
Is The Best ‘Walking Dead’ Story In A Video Game?
marvels iron man vr hero banner
Five Upcoming Superhero Video Games We’re Psyched For
Final Fantasy VII
Square Enix Finally Gives a Final Fantasy VII Update
Star Citizen
Will Gamers Ever Get to Play Star Citizen?