Cable TV Is Dying; Here’s What’s Next
You won’t want to get left behind on this one
Once upon a time, television was a simple luxury to have. You had a TV set and a few black and white channels to choose from. Since then, the industry has expanded to include gadgets like players, DVDs and Blu-ray disks. The idea was novel and the public lapped it up like water on a hot day.
But then came another strong player that didn’t require you to curate your own personal archive of shows, movies and documentaries: Streaming.
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What is streaming?
Technically speaking, streaming is a method of transmitting or receiving data over a network in a continuous flow. In terms that matter to us, it means we get an entire library of video content to choose what we want to see at the time we want to see it. And the best part is that it comes at no additional hassle to us—because everything is online.
What options are out there?
There are a number of streaming sites out there that you can subscribe to, with each offering their own lineup of content. There’s Netflix, which has some of the biggest names in international entertainment, but there’s also HOOQ for those that prefer a close eye on more local shows. And the best part is that both options cater to every generation because whether you’re looking for those classic black and whites or newly released episodes, both services have you covered.
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How do you get on board?
Because streaming sites like Netflix and HOOQ have their own apps, you can easily watch on your smartphone or tablet. But for those of us that still enjoy watching on our television screens, streaming devices are the way to go.
A streaming device is a small piece of equipment that you connect to your television set as easily as you plug in a DVD player. And believe it or not, things only get simpler from there. Search for and choose your movie or show from the comfort of your bed at the time of your choosing. Just plug it in, connect and stream.