Apple set-top box

Apple set-top box

(1) See Apple TV.

(2) A device from Apple that managed an interactive TV subscription and provided analog input to the TV set. It was developed in the mid-1990s for British Telecom and other companies. Based on a Mac Quadra motherboard, units were used in California Disneyland hotels for information and shopping, but the device was never marketed and soon abandoned.
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Apple is in talks with US cable and Internet giant Comcast about a streaming-television service that would use an Apple set-top box, a report said Sunday.
Well, that's what The Wall Street Journal is reporting: Apple is in talks with Comcast about teaming up for a streaming-television service that would use an Apple set-top box and get special treatment on Comcast's offering to ensure it bypasses congestion on the web: