In recent years, streaming forces like Spotify and Netflix have successfully established themselves as household names and cemented their positions at the forefront of the entertainment industry. While many of the streaming companies are not yet profitable, their growing base of subscribers, rapid rise in popularity, and fast global expansion signal a tremendous potential for their financials in the near future.
Streaming not only offers the users easy and often free access to virtually unlimited content, whether at home or on the go, they also help pave a legal and feasible path for content makers. This, among many other reasons, explains why the entertainment industry has adopted and continues to welcome streaming services as the world becomes more and more connected.
When it comes to music streaming, the big players are undoubtedly Spotify and Apple Music, with Prime Music, Tidal, and Pandora as secondary players. Along with massive music libraries, all of these giants have introduced and incorporated multiple features to improve the experience of their users as well as differentiate themselves from the pack. For example, Spotify is popular for its AI-powered personalized playlists, Apple Music offers seamless integration with Apple devices, and Pandora is known for its customizable radio stations.
One new player on the scene Mozaart, which combines many of the best aspects from the streaming services previously mentioned. Users can enjoy the best hits, browse trending playlists, and view information on concerts in the USA.
If you are here, then gaming is probably your favorite pastime. While casual games are not yet widely offered through streaming services, you can find hardcore games on there with reasonable prices. Previously, Sony’s classic PlayStation games can only be accessed if you own the devices. However, with PlayStation Now, you can play these games straight from your PC (with a controller) as well as through your PlayStation devices.
Another game streaming service worth highlighting is Google Stadia. While Google just jumped on the scene with this product at the end of 2019 and it is currently only available in selected countries, it seeks to disrupt the console gaming industry in major ways. Google Stadia lets the player stream their favorite games on devices including Android and iOS phones, laptops, tablets, and televisions via Chromecast Ultra – thus, making games even more accessible to all.
When Netflix first appeared on the scene, it was to offer a DVD rental service. Fast forwarded to now, the company’s main business lies within video streaming. With a single low price per month, Netflix lets you pick and watch any TV shows or movies from its giant content library. This includes original content like acclaimed shows Stranger Things, Mindhunter, and The Crown and award-winning movies like Roma and The Irishman, and many more classic licensed content.
If you’re looking for a purely family-oriented option, Disney+ is the way to go. Featuring all your favorite Disney characters and worldwide blockbusters, you can look to spend hours upon hours on Disney+. To compete with the likes of Netflix, Disney+ also rolls out original exclusive content.
While there are many more streaming options, these major services should cover enough ground and offer enough entertainment for you to enjoy for days on end. Ultimately, it is you who decides which streaming service and plan is perfect for your preferences, usage, and budget.