Apple Talks With Comcast Could Lead to New Set-Top Box Streaming Services

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The rumors of Apple having some serious talks with Comcast surrounding a possible Apple Smart TV are being sparked recently.

Reported, from the Wall Street Journal, a new service would include an Apple set-top box that allows special access on Comcast’s equipment essentially bypassing internet congestion. This service would more than likely include streaming, on-demand video and video recordings all from the cloud, which Apple has already pioneered in their spectrum of current devices and access.

The Wall Street Journal stated in these talks regarding ‘the plan’: Under the plan Apple proposed to Comcast, Apple’s video streams would be treated as a “managed service” traveling in Internet protocol format—similar to cable video-on-demand or phone service.

Of course Net Neutrality, explained in detail in the video below, has its own concerns in such a deal with Apple piggy backing on Comcast. This would bring about major fears with internet access companies and potentially handicap smaller companies without the finances to pay for premium access.

In the most recent reports, Apple and Comcast are not close to sealing a deal. Such a deal is said that Comcast would be required to make major new investments and changes in its networking infrastructure.

Either way, we see a future with Apple as a major player in the TV business in more ways than one. One way would be having Comcast’s blessing and the other way would have some nifty new Apple device to power your TV services.

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