What do they have in common? For one thing, all have penetrated into the mainstream. More importantly, they demonstrate the trend - More television viewers are watching their favorite programs through streaming video on their computers --
A study in October by Nielsen Media Research found that one in four Internet
users had streamed full-length television episodes online in the last three
months, including 39 percent of people ages 18 to 34 and, more surprisingly, 23
percent of those 35 to 54.
Look for more changes:
An Apple patent application unearthed by AppleInsider shows a proposed system for using an iPod-like device as a remote control for an Apple TV-like device with DVR capabilities. (They never use the actual product names in the applications, but it's not too hard to tell.) It also suggests that Apple is thinking about making a version of Apple TV that could watch and record live television programming.