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
- Mr. Robot
- Mozart in the Jungle
- The Leftovers
- The Man in the High Castle
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.