If you watch the ratings for many movies and TV series nowadays, you will probably not be surprised to discover most of the popular films and shows are the ones being watched via online streaming.
Why is online streaming so much more popular than traditional television, and is it likely to last?
Watch what we want when we want it — The problem with traditional TV is you can only watch the show or film you want to see when the TV station is showing it. Plus, you have to be home to watch it.
With an online streaming service, like netflix, amazon prime video, couchtuner or youtube however, you can access that at any time of the day and from anywhere in the world that you might be.
A huge amount of choice — Unless you pay for many cable TV channels, then your viewing via traditional television will be limited. With most of the online streaming services that are popular today, however, there is an enormous amount of choice. In most cases, access to thousands of movies and even more TV episodes.
Content from different countries — While most of what is being shown on traditional TV in your country are films and TV series from your country, with online streaming services you have access to content from all over the world.
That means if you have been dying to see a film from Portugal, but cannot find it on your traditional TV channels, chances are the online streaming service you use has it.
Taking it with you — With traditional TV programs, you have to be home to be able to watch them. With films and TV series via an online streaming service, however, you can download them onto your mobile phone or tablet and take them with you.
Is the popularity of online streaming likely to last then? Of course.