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You could get a Roku instead of a cable box

You could get a Roku instead of a cable box
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Looking to cut the cord on cable? Soon you might not have a choice but to pair your cable subscription with a streaming gadget, thanks to Time Warner Cable. The company announced a new initiative that will have its customers in New York City and New Jersey use a Roku box instead of the normal cable box.

It will work just like normal cable, except customers will receive a Roku box instead of a traditional cable box. In order to access cable television, users will need to sign into the Time Warner Cable app (TWC for short) on the Roku to get content from channels like Bravo, Food Network, CNBC or any other channels available with your cable subscription.

With the Roku box, you'll be able to control the DVR settings and parental controls, too. Not only that, but now there will be once central location for your cable TV, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video and all the other streaming apps you have.

Want to know more about Roku? Click here to learn more about the latest Roku box, the Roku 4, released just last month. Then, see how the Roku 4 stacks up to your other options in our Streaming Media Player Comparison Chart.

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Source: The Verge
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