Streaming TV shows are catching on with Americans. It fits better with their schedules and Americans are latching onto the concept. Especially with the Millennial and Selfie generations.
The ability and popularity of streaming movies has been around for nearly a decade. But only in the past five years has streaming TV shows become popular. Families like to watch it at their own time and pace.
Many like to wait for the weekends and binge watch several shows or a whole season in a marathon sitting. How many friends do you know shared with you their weekend was dedicated to a couple of seasons of Modern Family?
What needs to happen now is the streaming channels and TVs need to catch up. It’s now basically standard for any new HD TV to have built in Internet hook ups. Streaming companies such as Netflix and Dish are already able creating 4K content and able to stream 4K.
Roku Senior vice president, Jim Funk, notes how 4K will be the first format that is driven by Internet streaming.
Networks and content providers are scrambling to catch up with the changing viewing habits and pricey packages by going straight to YouTube, Hulu and Amazon. And Sony, HBO, Playstation and others are going to be offering Internet only packages for those newly dubbed “cord cutters” who watch Internet streaming TV only.
So another reason to look for a brand new TV. Like we need another reason, eh? But you have to admit, it’s pretty cool and fun getting that brand new TV and one that has built-in Internet streaming.