At the moment devices like the Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, and so on are pretty popular amongst consumers, allowing them to stream video content onto their TVs which would otherwise not feature the same content (smart TVs only have so many apps to choose from), but are these devices temporary measures until something better comes along?
According to Twitter’s COO Anthony Noto, he seems to think that streaming devices like the ones mentioned above will eventually go the way of the dinosaur. Noto shared his predictions at CES 2018 during a panel held by Turner Sports in which he stated that such streaming devices will eventually be gone in the next five years or so.
Noto was quoted as saying, “Over the next five years, we’ll see a melding of distribution devices. Today, you walk into your house and your cell phone attaches to your WiFi instantly. Over the next five years when you walk into your house, your cell phone will automatically connect to the television. There will be no device. There will be no Apple TV, no Chromecast, no Amazon Fire, [no] Microsoft Xbox.”
Assuming Noto’s prediction comes true, this is actually a good thing since it means that we’ll need fewer devices, which also means less money spent. Whether or not it will come true remains to be seen, but that’s not necessarily a bad future to live in, don’t you think?