Anyone older than 20 years old can remember the time of VHS tapes, waiting for your favorite program to be displayed on the television channels at exactly the right time, usually once a week, and being excited at the burgeoning new technology of DVD’s. This isn’t even to mention Blu-Rays, which were still years off. As children, we dreamed of owning every VHS or DVD that we wanted, so we could watch any film or television show we could get our hands on at that moment in time.
No one could have predicted the way that streaming services have taken over. Instead of needing a television and VHS or DVD player to enjoy the content we wanted, now all you need is a laptop, a desktop computer, and an internet connection. With these tools, you can access online streamed content all over the world for minimal subscription fees.
But it doesn’t stop there. If you have a computer or laptop, you now have access to an entertainment hub that children only twenty years ago could have dreamed of. This includes but isn’t limited to:
For a measly subscription fee, you now have access to some of the best-streamed television shows and collection of movies available for the modern entertainment consumer. Not only that, but Netflix are constantly pumping out Original shows which rival some of the best from established television firms like HBO. Shows like ‘Bloodline, The Crown and even anime series like The ‘Seven Deadly Sins,’ are gaining popularity fast, and are making ripples through the online content world for their quality and justification of the subscription cost.
If you’re relatively young person, Netflix has the perfect shows for you too. The generation Z top picks will help you get to grips with the breadth and depth of the content Netflix offers. If you have at least some form of income coming in, a Netflix subscription can serve to keep you entertained for hours and hours on end. What’s more, the ‘tags’ service attempt to eliminate the tendency to ruminate over choosing a film when you’re sat with a partner or friend, something which has been known to lose hours of actually consuming entertaining content.
The online gaming store created by ‘Valve’ has gone from strength to strength in recent years. Not only do they offer the best PC gaming digital download library, but they also offer ‘free to play’ games for the casual gamer not looking to invest hundreds of dollars in gaming software or the equipment to run it.
A friending system, a persistent profile and even the options to broadcast your gameplay online all contribute to a gaming atmosphere that gives Sony and Microsoft a run for their money regarding their respective gaming consoles.
These two services contain everything you need in order to provide you with hours and hours of content. Remember, if you get bored of these two services (highly unlikely,) a library card subscription is always free, and can help you digest a pause in your recreation time to return to both of these amazing services with fresh eyes. Have fun!