Fully digital living room still a few years away

Digital living room
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.

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.

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