TV Viewers Rejoice: Streaming is Getting Easier

October 11th, 2012

As the fall TV season is in full force, viewers are finding new ways to watch content, and the fine line between television and Internet is quickly blurring.

In fact, analyst firm NPD reports 25 percent of consumers view online content on their TVs several times a week. Not only that, but a recent report from Convergence Consulting Group found that between 2008 and 2011, more than 2.86 million people canceled cable subscriptions in favor of online streaming.

Connect laptop to TV

But that doesn't mean consumers are tossing out their TV sets; while Americans are opting for Internet content, more are choosing TVs as a viewing source rather than tablets, smartphones or computers for a larger and more social setting.

As this trend is on the rise, there has been an increase in products and services to better accommodate this growing audience. For example:

  • IOGEAR developed the Wireless 3D HD Kit , which lets the user stream their favorite online media, 3D movies and HD content anywhere in the house up to 100 feet away.
Wireless 3D HD Kit
  • Netflix offers thousands of TV shows and movies that can be streamed instantly over the Internet and viewed on an array of compatible devices.
  • Whether a new version comes or not, Apple TV grants users a unique way to access blockbuster movies, TV shows, sports, music, photos and more by offering the option of streaming content from iOS devices to the TV using AirPlay.
  • If social viewing isn't priority, consumers have the option to take their media wherever they go with TiVo streaming capabilities for smartphones and tablets.

With a plethora of options at your fingertips, don't miss a second of your favorite team or show this season. What are you looking forward to watching? Let us know your thoughts on Facebook or Twitter.

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