Steaming Video from the Cloud

Steaming Video from the Cloud





This paper explains in brief discussion about the ability of companies to stream movies and TV programs. The aim is to find out how streaming on demand to homes changes the viewing habits. The discussion also touches the comparison between Hulu and Netflix service providers in terms of their contributions to offering TV services. It finally ends with a short conclusion based on the overall discussion.

The TV services are rapidly advancing as far as technology continues to improve day by day. Consequently various replacements are taking place in form of new devices hence new services. A good example is where internet TV is substituting linear TV as channels are being replaced by Apps. Remote controls are also vanishing as screens continue to multiply. As a result internet TVs are also rising from millions to billions. This trend carries on and on as Netflix leads the way around the world to provision of services on demand. It is expected that these services will finally replace linear TV which is not only old but also more popular at the moment (Wenwu, Chong, Jiangfeng and Shipeng (2011).

Although many people like TV content and even watch it for several hours per day of linear TV, many still do not like linear TV experience. It is because channels present various programs at specific time period on screens that are not portable with complex remote controls. In this case, consumers must either find the way throughout a grid or make use of DVRs to help to include an on demand layer. The use of this layer will happen at a price of storage and difficulty. Discovering high-quality things to watch is neither simple nor pleasant for viewers when using linear TV which is the world’s leading TV network. Linear TV networks such as BBC, HBO and SPN are changing into internet TV. ESPN app works on numerous platforms and is particularly made to show case sports in both catch up and real-time. It is therefore expected to continue with the improvement of its app to attempt to stay at the fore front of MLB which presents marvelous TV sports app. On the other hand, HBO’s app creates its films and series extra available than HBO’s linear channel. Rich and well-liked on-demand interfaces are offered in the United Kingdom by BBC app for extensive variety of BBC programming. Internet TV is therefore better as compared to linear TV in habits viewers are concerned about. However, internet TV only makes a small fraction of today’s video viewing which has changed viewer’s habits to a great extent. Viewing of internet TV will continue to rise and replace linear TV because of several reasons such as the getting quicker of internet that is extra dependable and accessible. Second is that the smart TV sales are rising, finally every TV will contain Wi-Fi and apps. Third reason is that smart TV adapters are becoming improved and affordable in terms of cost. Forth is that tablets and Smartphone TV screening is also rising up. Fifth is that internet TV app do get regular updates. The sixth reason is that streaming is the most important source for 4k Ultra-HD video. In addition, monetary transition for accessible networks is being provided everywhere by TV. Last but not least, innovations and enhancements are being carried out by fresh providers like Netflix. Finally, linear TV is observed less. Moreover, the spectrum it utilizes now such as over-the air and fiber will be re-assigned to enlarge internet data conveyance. Also expected is less satellite TV subscribers. Eventually the worth of high speed internet will increase too. For several citizens, streaming video services have started filling the space amid sitting in front of the TV when your preferred show appears on and getting a DVR. The additional services offered by internet TV have become a significant part of our leisure experience, including going as far as permitting some people to call off their cable subscriptions. (Wenwu, Chong, Jiangfeng and Shipeng (2011).

In comparing the available service providers, we find that Netflix has a bigger archive, although Hulu Plus has extra of the fresh TV shows. Netflix therefore offers extra TV and movies than Hulu plus. In most cases Hulu plus has at present airing TV shows the day after their air. In the reverse, Netflix does present a fair quantity of currently airing television the next day, whereas Hulu Plus has the decisive factor Collection for films that are old. Netflix’s presents a huge library of television shows that have previously ended, as well as earlier periods of at present running .There is moreover a constantly rising library of movies for all variety, and a rising library of shows that are currently airing. Netflix does not have almost like a lot of current TV like Hulu, although that list has developed significantly over the last few years. One area in specific where Netflix does a huge job of focusing is on the part of children. While the library of programming for children for Netflix took a remarkable hit in recent times, their library and release apparatus are still a lot improved compared to anything else obtainable. In truth, one can just select to open “Netflix for Kids” after logging in which allows your children direction-finding and direction of selection of suitable content devoid of giving way for right of entry to the account information. Hulu Plus does have a number of content for kids although that is not the center of attention. As an alternative, Hulu’s focus is on what is well-liked by many viewers (Waterman, 2013 and Beverly, 2012).

In conclusion from the discussion above, it is safe to say that TV viewers’ habits will continue to change at the rate of technological advancement and at the rate at which service providers will embrace these technology improvement.


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