Online media changes every day! The growth is powerful, fast and steady! With this surge of technology dominating our lives; it’s in our best interest to pay attention and don’t sleep on the ever-increasing shifts taking place in our communities! We’ve put together a few changes to keep up with in 2016.
Streaming services are positioning themselves to, one day, replace television and radio as we know it. Amazon, Chromecast and others are successfully marketing HDMI firesticks that can turn the average television set into “App Central!!” With the rapid growth of these streaming services; such as HULU, Netflix, YouTube, etc., we believe cable companies will finally have some real competition! This can be good for online user who stream their favorites shows and movies!
Six days ago Netflix released a press release announcing that they simultaneously launched its streaming service in 130 countries!!! Netflix’s Founder and CEO, Reed Hastings stated, “With the help of the internet, we are putting power in consumer’s hand to watch whenever, wherever and on whatever device.” Being that we live in the “now” generation; this concept has proven to be very successful for Netflix!
With all of the world-wide changes taking place it’s vital that we all stay on top of the many advances that are constantly happening around us! So, while the streaming services race for first place and while internet radio and traditional radio continue to fight toe to toe; as consumers, we should do our due diligence by researching these new mediums to discover which platform best fits our needs. We should also remain engaged with laws that affect our rights as online consumers.