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Neowin: TV is Microsoft's for the taking, if it wants it

By Neowin
Apr 9, 2014
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  1. When Microsoft announced the Xbox One last year, it heavily promoted the TV-centric features of the device. Microsoft actually had a grander vision for television, however, one that appears to have ultimately been scrapped.

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  2. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,392   +329

    Pfft tv subs are decaying pretty fast and for good reason plus no one wants a tv sub with microsoft and their box fettish.

    if Microsoft partnered with netflix which made netflix miles better and with more up-to-date content and more content then I would gladly accept that! They do it for crappy cod DLC so why not stuff like netflix? netflix is 10billion times better then crappy cod DLC!!!!!!!

    Microsoft could actually really benefit from a deal with netflix.
     
  3. theBest11778

    theBest11778 TS Addict Posts: 234   +67

    Eventually (sooner rather than later,) even Netflix will be obsolete if they don't stay ahead of the curve. Someone, probably Google, will be launching a 100% streaming TV service that will be commercial free, and you only pay for what you want. Probably by channel, but possibly by show. For example you only watch Comedy Central, and really nothing else. You'd end up playing like $1 a month (just using that for an example.) Or if only ONLY watch South Park $.25 per new episode. There would be a minimum subscription fee $10/mo sounds right, but gives you access to that channels entire recorded library.

    I know this is in the works as I've recently worked in the Cable industry. Everyone's freaking out when something like that hits the market and people will be paying less than $20/mo and get exactly what they want, and nothing else. Commercials will eventually die as the channel is directly paid for by the customers (like HBO.)

    MS could do this too if they wanted, but they'd really need squash the networks in the world and make them realize they're all becoming irrelevant. Time to adapt or die.
     
  4. gamoniac

    gamoniac TS Addict Posts: 293   +69

    Interesting... That will change the landscape.
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2014

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