The last decade has seen the shift in entertainment from regular televisions to online streaming apps, our very own Catch-Up TV. This movement has changed the way we watch television shows by providing unlimited access to all of our entertainment needs.
Say no to download or record:
Cloud streaming has made it possible to watch all of your favorite shows for free with some apps or for a small monthly subscription fee on others. Therefore, the need to have a recorded copy or digitally downloaded copy of everything has moved to cloud streaming, solving the problem of limited local storage.
The rise of “cable cutters”:
Cloud Streaming Apps has brought a new trend in media consumption with tech companies trying to attract millions of “cable cutters”. The new generation has eliminated cable for services that broadcast live television channels over the Internet.
Catch-Up TV services:
Catch-Up TV services allow you to watch TV shows after they go on the air, without having to record or download the show. Over the years, the quality of Catch-Up has evolved and today 60% of the programs broadcast on free national channels are available for playback.
Streaming movies and TV shows
Certain streaming services cater to both movies and TV shows, such as; Netflix and Amazon Prime. They are accessible on most smart TVs and will allow you to stream HD content of your choice. However, with its better-featured services and accessibility across devices, Netflix seems to be winning the battlefield for both quality and availability. Hulu’s new live TV service and YouTube TV platform are now hitting the arena with their services as well.
The advent of Smart TV to support cloud streaming:
Smart TV offers you applications, all ready to access your Catch-Up TV; like iPlayer, Amazon Instant Video, and Netflix. Some smart TVs provide access to 3D video streaming along with ultra-high definition video streaming. They have blazed a trail into a whole new world of television viewing and entertainment by reducing their dependence on the broadcast schedules of their favorite shows.
Instant and mobile accessibility:
The best part of Catch-Up TV is that you can access your favorite content on all devices like; TV, computer, smartphone and tablet. The most widely viewed programs are dominated by youth-oriented programs, and mobile screens have become the most widely used device for online television consumption.
Broadcast television has become immensely expensive and most of its content is a waste. Streaming in the cloud gives us the option of sending the TV on demand. It will provide us with better options and a varied selection of content to consume.
The future in the cloud:
The future looks to a more demanding service from Catch-Up TV and our smart TVs. We will want a service provider to be able to offer a wider range of services on television or on the Internet. Online access to TV shows is projected to increase and, hopefully, piracy to decline. With live streaming entering the scene, the risk of spoilers also decreases.