In Wednesday’s Senate hearings about Comcast’s acquisition of Time Warner, one of the interesting nuggets of bonus information was that Apple may be getting ready to launch a new set top box.
It’s not clear where this new box fits alongside the existing Apple TV. But it’s especially interesting because last week Amazon announced Amazon Fire TV — and immediately had it for sale on Amazon.com. A few days after later, Android TV was leaked to the tech media. The last few weeks have also seen slew of announcements for new apps for Google’s Chromecast.
That’s a whole lot of announcements about new ways to get content to your TV screen. From big internet brands. All packed into a week and a half.
All at the same time that two of the biggest incumbents in the business-of-getting-content-to-your-TV-screen, [Read more…]