Lots of tech stories on how to get out from under cable tv with its high bills and lackluster customer service and the most common alternative is said to be Roku and similar streaming video players. With these you can use Netflix for movies, tv shows, YouTube, some sports if you have a subscription.
But what makes me hesitate is the lack of news, most live sports, and the tv shows you get are generally past shows, not the shows being broadcast in live time.
These machines are popular with people who don't care about news and who love movie watching. Maybe I'm wrong and the availability has changed but we're not ready for an entertainment only box just yet.