Fanhattan wants to make it easier for you to watch your favorite TV and movies without having to use a ton of devices.
The company has created a set-top box called Fan TV that combines all live TV, cloud DVR and video streaming into one device.
Here is more about the idea from the Fan TV blog:
In the mix of hardware, apps and services, the core of the experience was lost: the actual entertainment. We think of it as the “Friday night fail” – sitting down after a long week to be entertained and quickly getting frustrated by the process of a) deciding what to watch and b) finding it across dozens of streaming services, on demand and live TV options, and c) negotiating a limited timespan before your significant other declares the effort hopeless. The loss – we end up settling for whatever is on rather than finding something we would love to watch.