April 11, 2008 by Rachel Cericola
Apple TV and VUDU will soon have some company.
The Hollywood Reporter says that Blockbuster wants to start streaming content to its own set-top box.
This will allow the rental chain to put its recent acquisition of Movielink to work; the online service provides over 6,000 major studio movies over the Internet.
Netflix just announced its own plans for a similar service, with LG making the boxes.
Will this be the next wave, or just another box to crowd up your audio/video cabinet? We shall soon see.
Without knowing all the details, which one would you be most likely to buy? Assuming one box doesn’t have super specs or super-cheap prices, I think I’d go with Netflix just on my previous experience.
Blockbuster is expected to make an official announcement this month.
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Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.
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