Cable-tail TV boxes are finally here!
Amazon and Google are officially rolling out cable-tailing TV box sets to the United States.
Both Amazon and Apple are also making a splash with the streaming service, and now that Hulu is launching, it looks like Amazon will be getting the same kind of cable-tail service that it’s been doing for years, with the added benefit of being able to get the show and movie that you want from your local cable provider.
The two companies will be announcing the first cable-tailed TV boxes on Wednesday.
It’s unclear what the devices will look like or how they’ll work, but Amazon and Amazon’s website lists them as the Xfinity Streaming Box and the XBox Cable Cable Tails.
If you want to learn more about the box sets, we recommend you read our review of the Roku 4 Xfury box set.
The box sets are expected to launch this summer, with Amazon announcing a $299 retail price for each box.
Both sets are available for preorder through Amazon’s Prime Video service.
As a refresher on what the XFinity streaming box and XBox cable-tails offer, the XFX-Series Xfulfilment Cable-tailedTV box set is the first of its kind to feature a Roku-powered remote, while the Xbox Cable-tail TV box set comes with the Roku XBox remote, a remote control, and a Roku remote app.
Amazon also plans to launch a TV box that uses a wireless antenna to connect to a TV, and the Roku Cable-tails TV box will be compatible with a Wi-Fi antenna.
The XFX Series Xfustilment cable-led TV box and cable-tracked TV box are the same size, and feature similar specs as the Roku and XBOX boxes, so if you’re looking for a more affordable cable-enabled box, it’s worth considering the Xfx Series XFulfilments.
If that’s not enough, the Amazon Prime Video app for Xfos also includes a $15 Prime Video membership that will let you stream up to 100 movies and TV shows at a time.
Both Amazon and Roku have launched their own streaming TV boxes, but they’ve only been available in select markets for a while now.
The two companies have also been rolling out new streaming services for Amazon Prime, with a number of these new streaming boxes coming to the U.S. in the coming weeks.
Roku has already launched a Roku Streaming Box with Chromecast support, while Amazon has plans to release a new box in the same format and specs as Roku’s original box, the Box.
Roku also announced a Roku Cable Box earlier this year, which is compatible with Roku devices running the Amazon Alexa interface.