The internet, since its inception in the seventies, has grown at a rate and extent totally unimaginable when first launched. Communication among known individuals and total strangers evolved from being a possibility to a reality as everyone was connected via the internet. It seems we all are drawn to the web as a fly is to Charlotte’s lair.
Internet streaming movies are now common features in your home entertainment experience. In addition to watching the movies, you are constantly bombarded in the conscious and subconscious on what next to see, get and try. All these are made possible as the movie providers analyze your behaviors and patterns via your selections. Hence, it’s become an additional channel to market their goods and services to every individual. As a consumer, you gain access to all types of movies to whet your appetite, whether classics, B-grades or the latest box office releases.
Content for online streaming media in the form of movies, videos, music or radio needs to be sourced from various providers. In order to enjoy access to these media, some are offered free whereas others require some form of subscription or payment as per use. Some providers are linked to certain networks and studios whereas others get their content from all over the world thus offering a greater array of choices to satisfy the consumers’ palate.
Older or less popular movies are normally offered free to entice viewers to online movie sites. Once hooked, the sites proceed to do some cross-sell or up-sell to encourage viewers to sign up. Choosing to watch free internet streaming movies entails enduring some short commercial breaks. You also have to wait for your movie of choice to be screened. If you opt for subscription-based services, it allows video-on-demand which means you can pick any movie for immediate viewing. There are also no interruptions throughout the movie.
Although most online streaming media still require a computer’s monitor for projection, some are able to marry the gap between computer and television, thus enabling their content to be viewed via either channel. Normally a set-top box is required to handle the conversion.
The question which now lies ahead is whether to upgrade your existing television to the much hyped-about high definition, or perhaps adopt a new approach to home entertainment.