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The internet and the rise of online entertainment

The world of entertainment has also experienced a significant shift with the ubiquity of the internet.

The spread of the internet into the furthest corners of the world has significantly affected how we live. Some consider the internet to have disrupted our lives rather than bringing any improvement. 

But with the internet, you can access information in a matter of seconds. Consumers can access goods and services that were previously not available, with the need for physical proximity eliminated. Consequently, businesses are embracing the internet as a platform for doing business. You can now access online casinos in NY from the comfort of your home, or buy whatever item you need without going to the store. 

The world of entertainment has also experienced a significant shift with the ubiquity of the internet. In the pre-internet era, people would watch TV through cable, or visit cinemas for entertainment. Children would visit amusement parks, playgrounds, and other entertainment places with their parents. Even the gamblers had to visit the casinos to place their bets physically.

The internet has brought disruption to all these entertainment activities. Let us take a look at how the internet has affected out entertainment life through online entertainment. 

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TV

The TV offered us some of the most amazing entertainment packages for a long time. We enjoyed movies, soap operas, live shows, and news. But all these years of service were disrupted by the internet. 

The disruption started with video sharing sites like YouTube. Amateurs and professionals can share video content that is available for free. Apart from that, TV series and movies are increasingly becoming available over the internet. So, many cable subscribers are ditching their subscriptions and switching to video streaming services. 

The convenience and economic nature of the streaming services have attracted millions of subscriptions. 

Streaming service providers are offering users access to TV channels at almost half the price of the usual subscriptions. Also, the series and movies can be watched anytime, anywhere, and from any device, making them more convenient for the users. 

TV and radio were the only channels of sports broadcasting for a long time. But with the sports streaming services, sports fans can catch their game at a more affordable rate from several devices, including their phones.

Since the streaming services operate on an on-demand basis, it is more economical. When you want to watch a particular game, you pay to watch that game only as opposed to paying a monthly subscription.

The convenience and economic nature of the streaming services have attracted millions of subscriptions. 

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Gaming 

The gaming and sports industry has also experienced a seismic shift triggered by the internet. In past years, you play your favorite board game like chess or monopoly using the physical boars against real opponents. 

You can now play your favorite game online with virtual opponents or real opponents located very far from you.

For ball games, you had to step out into the fields and courts to enjoy your preferred sport. But, the internet has seen the industry shift into virtual platforms. 

You can now play your favorite game online with virtual opponents or real opponents located very far from you. It has even given rise to online professional gamers that compete for huge amounts of money. 

Gambling

Casinos were synonymous with the great architectural buildings of Las Vegas. To place your bets, to enjoy your favorite board game, you had to step into a casino.  

With the internet, we have shifted from bricks to clicks. You don’t have to travel to Vegas to play your favorite roulette game. Most casinos have developed very robust online platforms that users can access through the internet. 

With such platforms, they can reach out to more people and generate more revenue. For gamblers, they can access a variety of casinos from the comfort of their home. 

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With the internet, we have shifted from bricks to clicks.

Last Word

The internet has dramatically affected our entertainment activities. With the continued advancement of technologies related to the internet, more is still to come. Technologies such as augmented reality and virtual reality, coupled with Artificial Intelligence, will take the entertainment industry by a storm. 

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