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FCC Rules You Can Get Cable Through Apple, Google, Amazon, and Android


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This week, the Federal Communications Commission ruled that you can get your cable through devices besides your company’s cable box.

The ruling means that instead of having to rent the box from, say, Time Warner or ATT Uverse, you will be able to add that subscription onto your Apple TV, Fire TV, Android TV and Roku boxes. You still have to have a cable subscription, but the massive rental fees will be a thing of the past. What does that really mean? Well, it’s going to give cable companies some competition and hopefully reduce the amount of money you have to spend every month. It’s not a done deal yet, but this is the first step in what is likely inevitable as industry standards change and people are cutting the cord in droves.

It's good for consumers when there is more competition. 

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