Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Web Secret 406: Streaming

Sometime during 2015, I almost completely stopped going to the movies, watching network television or downloading music.

Instead I stream content - mostly on my smartphone, my tablet, and sometimes via Apple TV on a screen.

There are a number of reasons for this change. One is that improved WiFi speeds make it possible.

But equally important is the quality of product that is available.

Television is in a second golden age that, (in my opinion,) has eclipsed the first - think 1950s. Intelligent, complex shows are being produced by Netflix, Amazon, HBO and more.

I have streamed:
  • Mad Men
  • Orange Is the New Black
  • Peaky Blinders
  • Transparent
  • Mr. Robot
  • Mozart in the Jungle
  • The Leftovers
  • The Man in the High Castle
I am repeatedly blown away by the epic production values, acting, and variety of what is available. I have to be very selective in what I watch or I will drown in the possibilities.

I also stream movies. Not just first run stuff but great titles from the past. Did you ever see Alain Delon in Le Samourai (1967)?

I stream music when I am on the treadmill at the gym. Spotify anyone?

I can also stream just about anything live.

One day, I will go to the movies for the last time.


1 comment:

  1. We've gone out to the movies about once per year in recent times for the same reasons. But it still can be fun as an event or to see 3D.