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A U.S. company promotes its TV box as the "cable killer." "You will have instant access to watch every episode of any TV show … and never pay a monthly bill!" promises the company's website.
Customers do have to pay for the device, which sells for around $100 to $200, depending on the model. But the promise of television without monthly bills is real, and it's a fast growing business.
Here's how it works: vendors start with a basic Android TV box. The devices are similar to Apple TV, but they use the Android operating system. That means vendors can load them with special software so the gadget can access an almost unlimited amount of television shows and movies.Customers attach the loaded box to their TV and stream whatever they want, with no commercials. There are no monthly fees, just the up-front cost of the device.
The device could be a threat not only to cable companies but also to video streaming services."It works very similar to Netflix, except you get to watch whatever you want to watch," said Joel Adams, who sells loaded Android boxes online from his home in Hubbards, N.S.
So, what's the catch? Turns out, legally, there might not be one in Canada, at least not yet. Yes, sometimes customers are watching copyrighted content, but they aren't downloading that material. They're streaming it, and streaming falls into a legal grey area.Adams runs his company, Astro TV Boxes Canada, as a side job, but he says business is so good, last month, he made more money peddling his boxes than working at his full-time job at a printing company.
"It's pretty amazing," he says of his product. "I guess that's why they sell so well."The entrepreneur explains he orders Android boxes from China and then loads them with extra software and apps. His most popular model sells for about $120.
Adams says customers can use the device to access almost any current show or movie or ones that were popular in the past. He uses his box to watch popular shows such as Dr. Who, Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead.Adams explains the box's apps provide access to giant content libraries. The content comes largely from material people across the globe have uploaded and made available on file-sharing websites.
When a viewer types in a show title using the box and does a search, numerous links will pop up. The person then clicks on a link and streams the show. But, Adams cautions, not every link works.
"If it doesn't, you try the next one. You always find one that works eventually," he said. Viewers can already access various free streaming services online — and could just connect their computer to a TV monitor — but Adams says the advantage of the loaded box he sells is that it consolidates a large amount of content in one place.
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