The television industry trained us to stream. The music industry trained us to download. Now, TV is headed into app downloads while music is free to stream through Spotify.
The Google and Apple TV are coming this year, and they’ll be mere representations of mobile and tablet screens. And they’ll be full of traditional apps and TV channel apps.
Your Google or Apple TV will have two operating systems, one provided by your traditional cable operator and the other by Android or iOS software.
This means that you’ll finally be able to access cable and buy as many single station apps as you want. You’ll be able to buy Fox Soccer Channel or Comedy Central on iTunes if the cable company left them out of the package.
Down the road let’s hope for one integrated system predominated by built in advanced TV software, rendering the cable companies to bandwidth.