The internet is full of fun facts - fun facts about cats, dogs, food, trees, and literally every other thing under the sun. So, why not have fun facts about streaming? Many people have made the switch from the typical cable TV to streaming services that provide comfort, ease, and accessibility, all at the press of one button.
Here are some facts about streaming that you probably didn’t know.
1. No Time For Buffering
Do you know why and how your Netflix episode goes by so smoothly without buffering? Well, Netflix knows that buffering can be annoying so they automatically lower the picture quality so you don’t have to wait for the episode to load. This feature allows the program to run smoothly with a little drop in the picture quality.
2. The Pandemic Boost
The last two years have only helped Netflix grow in popularity. During this time, the company has also managed to release some top-quality content. Global circumstances led to Netflix gaining 16 million new subscribers during the pandemic and in April 2020, it was reported to have around 183 million subscribers across the world.
3. Disney To Rule The World
Many streaming services came onto the scene after Netflix’s major success. One of these streaming services happened to be Hulu which went on to gather 30 million subscribers. However, Disney+ swept Hulu away just after 5 months of its release when it managed to gain 50 million subscribers. Disney has been a part of many people’s childhood, we’d be shocked if no one opted for Disney+.
4. Relying On That Ad Revenue
Everyone loves Spotify - it is a handy, entertaining, and great streaming service. But you would be shocked to know that when Spotify started, it was powered by the revenue it made by playing advertisements between the songs. Now, however, Spotify uses the subscription service method just like the other streaming services.
5. Digital Streaming Platforms For Musicians
To function in the music industry, you’d have to have a label to market your work, produce it, and then release it to the world. But now that digital streaming has taken over, many artists can easily find their audiences for their content without having to rely on the entertainment giants.
Aren't you happy that you have digital streaming services at your disposal?