The deals with Atlantic Broadband, Grande Communications, and RCN Telecom Services are the first in the United States to bring Netflix as an app to cable set-top boxes. The arrangements make it easier for consumers to access Netflix movies and TV shows on their television sets because they don't have to switch to another device like an Apple TV or Roku box.
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Netflix could come to more cable boxes provided by other TiVo partners if the cable companies work out the agreements, a TiVo spokesman said.
Cable companies that use TiVo boxes include Suddenlink, Mediacom, Cable One, and Blue Ridge Communications, a small provider in Pennsylvania.