Streaming – It’s Not Rocket Science

I know you’ve heard the word and some of you have probably cringed on more than one occasion, when you heard it. Streaming, now what the hell is that? I just barely mastered my cell phone!

Coming from a baby boomer, yes, streaming is new and it does require a few skills, but it’s not rocket science and you can’t screw up anything someone is going to hate you for.

If you have Netflix and a cable or satellite service, you are more than half way there. I have DISH and I can get to my Netflix account in a couple of clicks. I actually set-up my Netflix account via my DISH Satellite. Though it was a little clumsy filling in the forms since I’m a whiz at typing. It is very convenient accessing it when I want to watch something at Netflix, all I need to do is use my remote.

I also have Amazon Prime and I recently bought a Smart TV which allows me to access a ton of streaming services, including Amazon Prime which is a portal of streaming services in addition to all else it has to offer.

NCIS Box from AmazonHere’s an example. My DISH DVR automatically records 3 hours of prime time television every night. I’ve started to enjoy NCIS: New Orleans and began watching Season 1 via CBS All Access through Amazon Prime (that what CBS calls it’s “streaming feature”). I also recorded Season 2 and 3 on TNT and Season 4 on CBS with my DVR.

Unfortunately, it missed some of the Season 3 episodes, but I’ve watched those via the OnDemand feature on DISH, or CBS All Access via Amazon Prime. See how easy Streaming is?

But I’ve only scratched the surface. The reason I went down this road in the first place was because I was reading this article about the 50 Box Office Bombs That are Actually Good and I noticed many of them are on streaming services (I already made my list). So here’s the link to the article and perhaps now is the time to get over your fear of streaming.

https://www.thrillist.com/entertainment/nation/biggest-box-office-flops-bombs-good-movies

John Carter is based on the story “A Princess of Mars” by Edgar Rice Burroughs and is a Walt Disney movie. It barely surpassed its budget, but I really enjoyed this movie. © 2011 Disney. JOHN CARTER™ ERB, Inc.

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BTW (By the Way) the David Fincher 1999 movie Fight Club is listed. That made well over $100 million dollars at the box office. Plus how many times have you heard the phrase “you never talk about ….(Fight Club)” in every day life? Fight Club was one of those movies that influenced the fabric of America.

 

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A “Second Revolution” In Television

Will Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Content Create a ‘Second Revolution’ in Television? | The Wrap Media.

This is an extremely interesting and important article you should take the time to read. It explains the importance Hulu, Netflix and other up and coming streaming services will play in your television watching future.

I personally still use Hulu to get caught up on some television shows but I never could see the advantages of Hulu Plus. Then I discovered Roku. I personally don’t use a Roku, but people who do say it’s the only way to stream and watch television (see the screen capture at the end of the page).

I use to have both streaming and mail delivery Netflix but that was because I would “listen” to Netflix at work. Now I just have mail delivery Netflix. The nice thing about Netflix, even now, as mentioned in the article above … “At the start of every season, Netflix releases all of a show’s episodes simultaneously. The move is a nod to the binge habits of its members, Netflix says, who prefer to see an entire season in a few sittings as opposed to tuning in for the latest episode at a particular time every week …” which was me and in some cases, still is me in a nutshell.

At this very moment I’m banking my A&E Hoarders episodes on my bedroom DVR because I HAVE TO WATCH them during my Thanksgiving vacation from work. I’m also saving up my FX’s AHS: Asylum episodes on my HD DVR for my vacation Christmas/New Year’s and I banked a bunch of shows during August, September and October so I could zap through the … yep, you guessed it … the constant political commercials (I am so glad that’s over).

Now scroll to the top of the page and hit the link and read the article. It’s a little long, but it will get you so educated on what’s coming down the road and will give you talking points at your next dinner party.

For just $49.99 it will deliver streaming TV.