Here is why Netflix is such a popular entertainment site
Television is nowadays redundant:
The latest survey of the American homes has yielded surprising results. The television which was a staple in most homes is now taking a quiet back seat. Leisure activities which revolved mostly around the television sets are changing with the times. The family that loved to gather around the television set to watch the daily soaps and probably grab a bite together is now huddling individually with their own smart devices watching what they want to.
Even less than a decade ago, the sound of the television in the back ground was a constant assurance that there was someone living in the house. But, sadly not anymore!
Old order changes:
With time, everything changes. A Buddhist saying rightly says that the only thing constant in the whole wide world is change itself. In the 1990s era, the internet started infiltrating into our homes. It was a while, say a decade and a half before we could see the effect that internet was to have on our lives.
When the computers became common place in our homes as opposed to offices and banks, they started being used for educational purposes alone to infotainment (a combination of information and entertainment) purposes as well.
Suddenly, the TV started taking the back seat:
In California, ten out of twelve people who were randomly selected for one to one survey to check if TV still holds the people said that now it never really matters if they had a TV or not. Six out of these twelve people said that the TV still hangs there on their living room wall but it has nothing less than relic value. These people do not even realize when exactly it was that was the last time that they had watched something on their television.
Moving on to the internet:
The millennium saw the internet holding sway on everyone, the computers had travelled from the office area and entered into homes and everyone was now invited J
From the septuagenarian to the tiny tot, everyone had something or the other to work on. The huge monochrome desktops had already given away to smart laptops and personal computers gave a quick leeway to handheld smart devices like the Tablet PC , Telephone sky and the smart phones. Now, how could one resist staying connected and having the information power at their finger tips?
Internet television brought with it the convenience of option viewing. The power of watching what you wanted to as opposed to cable television where you had to watch the schedule that was pre decided. Entertainment sites gave the audiences the choice of picking and choosing their shows and paying for them alone. They also gave them the opportunity to see the episodes back t back and at the time that is most convenient for them. You can also record the episodes and keep for later viewing even though this is not warranted as you can see any episode at any time and any number of times!
Netflix is not device specific:
People who subscribe to Netflix love the convenience that comes along with it in terms of it not being device specific. The show may be watched on your computer, your tablet, a smart phone that you own or even your own television set. Of course, you would need special devices to enable that like Blu-ray media.
One can sign up for the site through facebook and have signed for multiple users means that a lot of people in your household can watch their favorite shows from their own devices all at the same time!
Netflix is also the new coolest thing to do:
Quite so often, something new in the field of technology and media turns up and it creates a kind of curiosity in the people. When everyone is talking about it, suddenly it becomes the hippest thing to do and people see that they are missing out on something if they do not Netflix. It happens when a media or a technology giant introduces a game, software or launches hardware. It may be a short lived fame but Netflix has caught on because of its immense popularity with the youngsters especially between the ages of 12 and 30 years for whom convenience is the Buzzword.
There are some shows like the Breaking Bad and the House of Cards which became immensely popular especially among the younger audiences was exclusively aired on Netflix and so these people who wanted to watch these ground breaking shows and belong to the tribe had to subscribe to the site and soon enough they were hooked to it because of the twin reasons of convenience that it afforded them and the high quality of shows that they were airing.
So, there you are. The mystery why Netflix is so immensely popular is decoded. If you are already on the bandwagon, we are too sure you are enjoying it and for those who haven’t been here yet, you are invited!