Live streaming video is one of the most high-quality ways to view your favorite content. From local news to major sporting events, streaming services offer a robust menu of informative and entertaining programs. An estimated 62% of Americans are subscribed to at least one streaming service, which falls in line with HTC members who also depend on streaming video.
In a recent HTC poll of 2,047 participants, 62% of members said they currently subscribe to a streaming service, with the majority (77%) claiming Netflix as their go-to streaming source. Of those who reported having no streaming service, more than half said it was only because they aren’t sure how to subscribe to a particular service.
The great news is, streaming your favorite programs is easy! For many, the simplest mode of streaming is via a purchased device, like an Amazon FireTV Stick. With a quick 3-minute setup, you can view your favorite movies, television shows, or local news in high definition. In addition to the easy setup, streaming content comes with a number of unsung benefits. Here are some of our favorites:
- Watch television on your time.
With streaming services, all your favorite content can be watched when you’re ready. You’re busy, and shouldn’t have to change your lifestyle to catch your favorite show. With many streaming services, you’ll have the ability to restart a program from the beginning if you’re late tuning in or replay content from the past 72 hours without having to use DVR space to record it.
- Your viewing experience is personalized.
How many times have you turned on the television to mindlessly scroll through the guide or shift through channels? With streaming, you receive personalized recommendations of shows, movies, and more based on what you watch and record.
- No extra hardware is needed.
Many cable options require at least one set-top box to receive high-definition signals, and your cable bill can swell considerably if you have multiple set-top boxes. With a streaming service, you don’t need any extra equipment or the inherent monthly fees. A reliable high-speed internet service allows you to stream the content you love.
- Enjoy DVR recorded content on the go.
When you cut the cord and opt for a quality streaming service, you can enjoy your recorded shows from a smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Take your entertainment on the go – perfect for a family road trip.
Streaming video is a simple way to get the best picture and programs on your schedule. Now is the time to explore the many streaming options available and consider how your family can benefit from a content provider that personalizes everyone’s experience.