The future of TV doesn't just rest in Netflix's hands, or Comcast's. Small companies like Boxee and Aereo are finding new ways for us to watch the channels and shows we've always loved - and do it whether we're on our phone or in our living room. But from Comcast to ABC to the FCC, there are barriers everywhere. So how are we going to watch TV in the future?

This is Top Shelf, a weekly show from The Verge where we talk about consumer electronics past, present, and future. Join David Pierce, Nilay Patel, and Greg Sandoval as we try to figure out what's happening to the boob tube.

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Credits: Top Shelf Episode 015

Director: John Lagomarsino

Host: David Pierce
Producer: Ross Miller
Studio Producer: Brendan Murphy
Cameras: Christian Mazza
Segments Producer: Zach Goldstein, Ryan Manning, Jordan Oplinger
Executive Producers: Chad Mumm and Kyle Kramer

Publishing Assistant: Evan Rodgers

Production Assistant: Cosmo Scharf

Special Guests: Greg Sandoval and Nilay Patel

Vox Studio Manager: Marcos Bueno
From Vox Studios: Will Buikema

Special Thanks to: Billy Disney and Jordan Oplinger