Hillcrest Labs, a small company in Maryland, has potentially eliminated many of the downsides of hooking the Internet up to one’s TV – giving major networks another huge headache on top of the concerns they already have about online streaming video competing with their own offerings.

The company’s offering is a browser called Kylo that works particularly well on TV screens, with larger icons and an on-screen keyboard so that users needn’t have their laptop handy to manipulate what’s happening on the screen. It also comes with a remote control called a Loop that serves as a kind of combination mouse and remote. It can be waved in the air to move the cursor on the screen, and it has buttons that allow the cursor to click on icons and use the online keyboard to search.

These features are great for users who have struggled with the TV-computer hookup combination, but for the networks, it simply offers one less reason why users would want to pay money to watch shows on TV – or even look at the expensive advertisements and myriad of interesting infomercials.

Hulu.com recently banned Kylo users from their website, citing agreements with partners and investors that essentially agree that online video is designed to be kept online. As Kylo is especially designed for use with TV screens, Hulu.com raised a red flag.

Users are getting more innovative with their technology, however, and it seems it’s only a matter of time before the remaining disadvantages of watching TV online, such as smaller screen size, are eliminated for good.