The technology and telecommunications industries have tried for decades to bring the interactive content available on computers into the living room. But products and services that did just that – from early interactive cable to WebTV to, more recently, the Apple TV set-top box – have sparked little interest from consumers.
Partly that’s because many of the solutions were clunky, difficult to use, slow or expensive. And for a long while, the content wasn’t compelling enough to justify putting another box in the living room.
But the situation is changing.
A world in which consumers can access movies, music, television programs and other media content from their sofas at the touch of a button is taking shape but you can’t settle into a couch there just yet, according to the Mercury News.