Comcast ditching cable boxes for Roku boxes.


Comcast just announced it’s plan to start bringing subscribers an alternative to cable boxes. The cable box manufacturer Arris International PLC down as much as 9.3 percent to $26.05. They plan to sign up customers with a Roku instead of the X1 system to save $2.50 towards their monthly bill. With all the boxes on the market right now and Kodi/Plex spreading like wildfires, it is a smart move for all major companies to push their product this way. Amazon recently announced teaming up with tv manufacturers to have their OS pre-installed.  Could be one way to cut the cord, but we will have to wait and see what kind of plans roll out with the Roku.