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There was a time when you always had to turn on the TV when you wanted to watch anything. Slowly but surely, the world is changing the way it consumes media entertainment. TVs are fast receding to the background while cordless streaming takes center stage, especially when it comes to live sports action.

Why is Streaming Gaining so Much Traction?

People want real-time action. TV programs have been structured in such a way that they happen during the prime time–when the most people are going to watch a show or event on television. That is why you get news items at certain times of the day, sports broadcasts at other times and other programs at chosen periods of the day.

The only problem with that is people want to get access to things as they happen live, not get a report at some chosen prime time. Even NBC lost out on a lot of users when the Olympic games were being played since they opted to show at a prime time rather than dole out the content live.

People want to consume content on the go. The main problem with viewing content on a TV is that you have to be close to one. These days, digital devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc.) are almost everywhere – and they are fast becoming the preferred way to consume content. Likewise, these devices go everywhere with their owners, unlike TVs. That means people can now get access to whatever they want to watch without having to scramble for a TV anymore.

People want universal access. TVs are usually operated on local channels. Even when a channel is deemed global, it would still be limited to some regions.

That system makes it impossible for those outside of a channels coverage area to get the content when it airs. This is not an issue with streaming services. The internet is all that connects all the regions accessing the content. Get yourself a solid internet connection or wi-fi and you’re good to go.

People want flexibility. A TV subscription will only allow you to watch a service on a single unit whether that’s the TV in your living room or another place in your home. Subscribe to a single streaming service plan and you can enjoy such services on multiple devices. You can even link up your streaming devices for bigger screen viewing, and so much more.

What kind of content can you stream?

Basically, everything you can get on your TV and more. That is not even an exaggeration. Besides watching your favorite network shows, you can get a bonus from the service or platform itself. You get original shows from the likes of Netflix, platform-specific videos and so much more. To better the deal, many of the streaming platforms around today will allow you access to some of the channels which used to be restricted to TVs.

That means you can check out:
Sports – You can watch the NFL games live, stream football from anywhere in the world or just watch about any sport. For those who have been looking forward to it, the coming March Madness can also be streamed online.

Movies – You can stream movies from dedicated providers such as Netflix and Amazon. You can also use TV alternatives like Sling TV, YouTube TV and Hulu with Live TV to get movies from other available channels

News – Yes, you get access to news channels too. That means all of CNN, BBC, FOX, and other preferred news channels.

With such convenience, flexibility and comfort, it is little wonder why the world is now moving heavily towards streaming.

This guest post was provided courtesy of Jeff Anderson TechWarn.

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