Streaming TV services have become increasingly popular among people, as each day more and more individuals are cutting the cord of their expensive and obsolete cable TV service and getting into the world of TV streaming platforms. However, not everything is cherries on a bowl, as cable companies are continuously losing more and more clients because of their high fees. Cable TV companies are also not able to compete with the variety, efficiency and flexibility of streaming TV services.
So, isn’t it any wonder that the question gets thrown around: what will TV look like with the positioning of these streaming services? In this article we will discuss this.
Streaming TV services are able to operate because they draw access from your internet connection. This means that you’re basically surfing the web each time you use these services, therefore, users are at the expense of potential internet threats, especially when they don’t have something that hides their IP address. That’s why having a VPN comes in handy.
Also, installing a VPN is not that big of a deal, in fact according to Troypoint, here’s how to install one.
Before digital streaming became a thing, cable companies were swimming in a blue ocean that enabled them to lead the market for many decades, as they were the only way out of national television and into exclusive digital content in a world fully supported by analog television.
Televisions nowadays, besides supporting only digital transmissions, also come with many special features such as internet connection and the ability to automatically connect with a particular streaming TV service without having to do anything other than purchasing a subscription.
This leaves more and more cable services behind, in terms of demand, as they have to come up with more cutting edge technologies faster than ever before, in order to still maintain the attractiveness of their service.
Cable TV variety has increased throughout the years, nevertheless the variety in streaming TV services is way larger and for less than half the price. Also according to recent surveys, 56% of American citizens think that the quality of the content is as well or even superior than that of cable TV service.
Licensed vs. Unlicensed
This is a part of streaming services that is controversial for people in general. At first, licensed services like Netflix, HBO Go or Amazon Prime give more reliability and better content quality. Sometimes though, purchasing them might cost you some extra money, because of all the adaptations you might have to do if none of your software or hardware happens to be compatible with the requirements.
On the contrary unlicensed tv streaming services like Kodi are open source and free, meaning that you can access any kind of content available on the web. Though this is perfectly legal in many cases, these streaming platforms have also been used for piracy.
Ally or Enemy
To conclude, TV streaming services have their ups and downs, however, the demand seems to be greatly increasing in a way that is getting quite beneficial for the world of television, as according to some statistics it is expected that online TV in the States will have a total revenue of approximately 15.53 billion dollars by 2020. If cable TV services ally with streaming TV, they can still get to enjoy a taste of the cake on those exquisite predictions.