A set top box (STB) is a device that is used to receive and decode digital television signals and to display them on a television. STBs are commonly used in areas where the television signals are not available through an antenna or cable connection, or where the signals need to be converted to a different format. STBs can be connected to a television using an HDMI or other type of cable, and can be controlled using a remote control. In addition to receiving and decoding television signals, many STBs also have additional features, such as the ability to pause, rewind, and record live television, and to access streaming video services and other online content. Some popular examples of STBs include cable and satellite boxes, and streaming media players such as Roku and Apple TV.