With over 60% say they will ditch the cable and start streaming online, it’s time to cut the cord, and enter into online streaming. Many factors are included in why streaming online is a better choice than cable. The internet since inception has been the right hand for anyone. It has been available on mobile devices that allow full browser capabilities. With over half of the world’s population using the internet for day to day operation, it’s was just the matter of when online streaming would take over.
Cable networks like Direct TV, and Rogers offer premium content, but they are only limited to the price. In other words, you pay for what you get. For example, a cost of a basic cable subscription adds up to $50 to $60 a month. With basic cable, you are only getting a few channels, and those few channels do not include stations like TBS, CW, or ESPN. For an upgrade, you would be paying close to $80 a month for all that content. Most people do not even watch all those shows, but it’s included, so they have no choice at all. Switching to online and subscribing to Netflix allows you to access all their content for a low fee of 7.99 a month. Not only Netflix, Hulu Plus has a similar service as well. Many companies are emerging into this field. For example, Redbox has been operation in supplying DVDs through a vending machine, but they have recently teamed up with Verizon to allows their DVD content be available in online streaming. Blockbuster is also expected to join this trend close to the end of this year.
Over the time, online streaming is going to become the most popular choice. When the cord is cut, TV sets are going to become entirely useless, but companies like Samsung, SONY, and LG are including an internet connection to all TV sets to allow users to stream and watch premium content. Many sites like TVRecaps.com have helped sites like Comcast, Vudu and many more by indexing their TV and movie content. This will allow users to search for and be able to watch their favorite TV show and movies in their sites. When users have the option to search for their content, they have more control and flexibility in terms of how and when they want to watch their shows
Cutting the cord is projected to be big hit while evolving with the way people live their lives, but there are going to be type of crowd that is against it. The idea for them is cable television is simple and online streaming is complicated. Cable television is simple indeed, but online streaming has been improving to become even simpler. This is best exemplified where a viewer would go to the TV guide channel and find their favorite TV show, but the problem arises when they would have to wait about an hour to actually watch it. Picture the same concept with online streaming. A viewer would go a video search engine site like TVRecaps.com and rather than wait an hour or so to watch their favorite TV show, they can watch it right now, or whenever they want to. In addition, many TV sets are equipped with an internet connection which makes the watching TV experience more enjoyable.