The internet has transformed the way we consume and enjoy entertainment today. Previously, we could only access entertainment in real time. For example, if you wanted to see a movie, you had to go to a theatre, and if you wanted to see your favorite musician, you had to go to a concert.
But with the internet in the picture today, you can watch anything from the comfort of your own home without having to step out. Indeed, the internet has aided artists all around the world in exposing their skills and providing the public with easy access to them.
Aside from that, the internet has also led to increased penetration of electronic gadgets. As a result, people from all over the world now depend on these gadgets for information and entertainment.
Previously the idea of home entertainment was very narrow. But with advancements in technology and the emergence of the internet, it has broadened.
The emergence of cable and satellite TV was a game changer as it gave many people access to a huge range of channels. A
part from that, OTT platforms are the latest additions to the entertainment industry, which has, in turn, added to home entertainment. In addition, gaming and live streaming have increased the possibility of enjoying a wide range of entertainment at home.
Role of the Internet in amplifying home entertainment
Increased visibility: In the past, live and real-time access was the sole option for entertainment. For instance, you had to go to the theatre to watch a movie. However, the development of the internet has altered how people today consume entertainment.
There is no denying that satellite and cable TV made significant contributions to the field of home entertainment, but the internet completely transformed it. In fact, the internet gave consumers access to new ways to consume entertainment, one of which is the popular OTT platforms of today.
Enhanced accessibility: The Internet has also made entertainment more available to people by enabling them to access various content that is available anywhere in the world. All you need is a reliable internet connection to see any niche movie without leaving your house.
Apart from that, online gaming has become the new talk of the town. No longer is it necessary to visit arcades or casinos in order to enjoy gaming. A variety of online gaming sites as well as superb gaming consoles can now be enjoyed at home thanks to high-speed connections.
Greater diversity: Making the entertainment sector more diversified is another way that the internet has helped. For instance, cricket is no longer just played on a field; it can also be viewed online, seen in videos on social media, or played on a cricket video game.
Apart from that, you can watch a live program happening anywhere in the world without having to go anywhere, all thanks to the internet.
Home Entertainment: Future Ahead
The internet has unquestionably been one of the best products of technological developments and has altered every aspect of human life, including home entertainment.
Everything is available to people these days on their screens. In addition, on their smartphones and computers, they have access to everything, including the most recent album by their favorite band and online games.
The concept of home entertainment used to be somewhat limited. But it has grown as a result of technological developments and the advent of the internet.
There is no denying that cable and satellite TV made significant contributions to the home entertainment market, but the internet has opened up new opportunities for individuals to enjoy entertainment, including OTT platforms, online gaming, and other activities, all from the comfort of their own homes.
(This article is written by Mr. Gurdeep Singh, Chairman, Fastway)