In the early days of streaming (which feels like an ancient way to talk about modern technology), if you had something that could access Netflix, you could watch almost every movie or show ever made. Now, with Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, premium cable channels, Crackle, and dozens of devices that will stream them, your entertainment center is probably overflowing with wires, remotes, and little black boxes that promised streaming miracles. It’s complicated, is what we’re saying.
Caavo is an upcoming product that promises a seamless joining of all your services and devices, controlled by a universal remote with voice capabilities. Its 8 HDMI inputs combine into one output and Caavo remembers shows you’ve been watching, what service you’ve been watching them on, and what device you’ve been using to stream. Caavo’s not just for streaming either. You can hook any game console into it and retain full controller support for your console. A lot of devices have promised the kind of simplicity Caavo does, but it seems like this may finally be the one to simplify your streaming.