The television industry has been subject to major disruption in the last few years. Most of it has been good news for viewers and somewhat less than good news for cable network executives.
Gone are the days of blocking specific slots out of your busy schedule to catch the latest episodes ofyour favourite TV show. Online streaming through links like Roku.com/link has allowed viewers to divide their own time in the way they would like to.
However, one problem persists. What happens when the viewer wants to subscribe to a streaming service but the television cannot connect to the internet? Or when the television offers only a specific service and not the one desired by the viewer?
Fortunately for you and everyone else, our prayers have been answered. Say hello to the wonder that is a Media Streaming Device.
What is a Media Streaming Device?
It is essentially a box that connects to your TV with the help of an HDMI cable and streams Full HD content over Wi-Fi.
That’s great. But how isit different to existing Video-on-Demand enterprises?
It isn’t another streaming service like Netflix, Amazon Prime or Hulu. Instead, it offers each of these major Video-on-Demand subscription channels, all in the same box.
These devices also offer a whole host of paid and free channels, thousands of movies and the ability to connect to music streaming platforms like Spotify.
Is it a competitive market?
There are several media streaming devices like Roku, Google Chromecast, Apple TV and more for users to choose from. Each of these offer different packages and subscriptions.
Linking your TV to one of these media streaming devices is fairly simple. Roku offers a one step linking process at Roku.com/link.
Video-on-Demand has taken over the television experience, and these streaming boxes make it available to even those without TVs or DVD Players that can support online streaming.