Back in 2009 just over a year after I started blogging, I wrote about streaming content being the new way to watch favorite shows. The big revelation eight years ago was kids were less likely to watch live television thanks to DVRs and streaming. I was excited to hear that new shows were being added to Netflix for instant gratification but who could have predicted the wealth of content that would be available, the many different devices available to use for streaming, and the numerous sources of content?
These days it’s rare that we ever watch anything live. While we haven’t cut the cable cord yet, my husband and I watch favorite shows on delay thanks to our DVR, Emily likes binging on episodes of Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix, and Thomas has a whole list of favorite channels he likes to watch on YouTube.
It’s tempting to cut the cord when devices like Roku’s streaming sticks, Google Chromecast Ultra, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, and smart TVs provide access to streaming content from top providers on the internet such as Netflix, Hulu, Vudu, Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play, and more.
If you’re thinking of cutting the cord, you’re not alone. This infographic from Morning Consult shows how our TV viewing habits are changing. While the majority of us still watch via our cable providers, we’re streaming more than we did two years ago.
Take a look at let me know if you’ve cut the cord or have been considering it! I’d love to know!
I am a Netflix Stream Team Member and while I am not compensated, my family does enjoy a complimentary Netflix subscription and other items for my involvement.