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How Streaming Services Are Ruling Media Industry

Which media categories do you love to watch? TV shows, podcasts, movies, or series? The streaming app has become the norm of the day. You can get all your favorites in one basket.

There are so many streaming apps in the market, Hulu, Amazon, Netflix, Disney plus, and many others. Before the emergence of streaming services, there were Cable TV programs, video cassettes, and Compact Discs. The content in these platforms was already stored, and you could not relay the content continuously.

Streaming services are becoming popular every day, especially at the helm of the COVID 19 menace. According to the Los Angeles Times, about 47% of USA residents use streaming services. The New York Times also points out that an average person in the USA spends about eight hours on media streaming daily.

The streaming services allow viewers to enjoy unlimited streaming with uninterrupted time for original series, shows, movies, documentaries, sports, and more.Viewers can learn more about such content on Screenbinge.

Undoubtedly, streaming media services have had a huge impact on the media industry; here is how the media revival has taken a toll and brought the multi-billion-pound industry.

Nine ways on how streaming platforms are ruling the media industry

1. Viewers can watch their favorite shows on their phones

Initially, people used to go to cinemas to watch short films, and later few started having televisions sets, and people would enjoy longer films. The industry soon started flapping its wings, and now the evolution of sitting on a couch with a mug of popcorn.

Nowadays, you only need a gadget connected to the internet and subscribe to any of your favorite streaming apps such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and much more.

2.. Viewers can watch a wide selection of shows

Unlike the CDs that host a single program, streaming services give you a variety of programs to choose from. The system requires you to click any show's category, and hundreds of programs appear for you to select.

3. Higher Definition quality pictures

If you have used video cassettes or CDs, probably you were irritated by poor quality pictures and scratches in CDs. But with digital streaming services, such issues are unheard of. With stable internet connectivity, you experience consistent Higher Definition quality pictures.

4. Increase in media players

Because of multiple streaming services, there are lots of content creators. You will find such content creators in hundreds of documentaries, reality shows, movies, podcasts, or series.

However, in the past, that was practically challenging to get your program rolling. Only a few blockbuster programs were relayed on TV or video cassettes. It was also expensive to register with the filming industry of that time. But now, things are cheaper with the advent of streaming services.

5. Higher involvement of a show

If you’re a content developer with Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, or any other media, they cover your program to the end. Depending on your program's popularity and selling, these media houses can decide to terminate your contract or not. But they will never leave your show hanging in the midway.

In the past, most film houses would commit to one show or a pilot of your episodes. Perhaps that is why there were fewer movie series at that time.

6. Flexibility in watching and changing programs

Not every show or movie is interesting, making you leave them without finishing. You can change the channel in use to another over the internet. The media also contains a preview of a show, which enables you to project the storyline of a movie.

The latter may not be possible with cable programming; it's a hassle to change one film to another. But with the streaming app, you’re at liberty to watch what you want, anywhere and anytime. You can also change location to get more content by using a VPN.

7. Matchless streaming experience

The earlier cable programs were developed under censorship guidelines. That means there were some film scenes that the videographer would hide or not show because of the viewer's discretion. Even if such moves were ethically fit, they limited the pleasure of a movie.

For example, some earlier movies would not show a bloody battle, which is fun for horror fans to watch. However, with streaming media, one is not limited to watching anything.

8. Easy to get programming rights

Before the era of streaming media, their cable programs provided few channels. At that time, media owners would pay dearly to set up telecommunication infrastructure and programming rights or grant licenses.

However, today, advanced digital equipment enables relaying of information without using expensive infrastructures. Still, the government has implemented friendly rights and licenses to stream media. However, some issues determine the licensing pricing, such as location, content being displayed etc.

9. Smooth Global distribution and network coverage

Nowadays, you can access your favorite shows in whichever country or place you live. There are reliable internet providers for stable network connectivity. There is no need to invest in an HD antenna or cable subscription. Most streaming apps such as Hulu and Netflix provide access to major networks.

The streaming apps also compete for providing content, which is evident by the number of subscribers in a single app. Due to the demand, you find more people subscribing to more than one streaming app to get more content.

Bottom line

Streaming is becoming popular as days go by.

With over two hundred streaming services in the USA, investing in a reliable streaming service makes sense.  You should consider aspects like higher customer ratings, quality picture resolution, friendly subscription packages, and the programs available in the streaming service packages.

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