The increase in entertainment websites like Amazon prime, Netflix is reducing the craze of watching television among the people. This statement can be partially agreed upon. Amazon Prime Video is an Internet video on demand service which was developed. It is currently owned and operated by Amazon. It offers to the users all the television shows and movies for free and the rental purchase. Prime Video is a selection of Amazon Studios having original content and licensed acquisitions which are consequently included in the Amazon’s Prime subscription. In many countries like UK, US, Germany, and Austria, access to Prime Video is also available through a membership called video-only. It does not require a full Prime subscription. In countries like France and Italy, Rent or Buy and Prime Video are not accessible on the Amazon website. Prime Video content is only available through a dedicated website. In many countries, the Amazon Video offers additionally an Amazon channel that allows viewers to subscribe to other suppliers’ content which includes HBO in the United States. Netflix is also the same. These growing websites in trend are giving a harsh blow to the older trend of watching TV shows.
If we see all the good aspects of it, then, of course, there are many benefits. First of all, as we can clearly see the hustle and bustle of today’s life and understand that people are so busy in their day to day life that they not only get for their relaxation and entertainment. It is nearly impossible to adjust the daily life schedule according to the time of TV shows. Through such platforms, one can definitely enjoy the show and find entertainment at any place and at any time as well. This makes people relax and they can enjoy accordingly. People have started making this a preference over television because it is handy and also comfortable. Moreover, the content is also not limited and one can watch all the series which was made 15 years back or currently. One can access any show any time just what it requires is an internet connection. All the shows and movies are easily accessible from here. On the other hand, the censor board put a ban on certain scenes which are not be telecasted on television. But there is nothing like that here at these websites there is no censorship at such places. There is no kind of ban on any content thus the role of the censor board is coming to an end.
On the other side if the disadvantages of it are taken into account then it can also be seen addiction band people get so much addicted to it. This is because the number of shows are not at all limited and also can be watched anytime thus making people more addicted towards it. After social media and gaming, this can also prove to be another addiction for the young generation. Earlier when there were no such alternatives then people used to wait for a complete 24 hours and then they were able to watch the next episode. There used to be proper scheduling of shows in the channel. All this made people not to get addicted and they in a way followed a particular ritual to get entertainment.
These websites also do not offer the shows free of cost but also wants a monthly or annual subscription for watching the shows. This cannot be affordable to each person in the country mostly in the rural areas. They will never get ready and convinced to pay money for more internet or monthly subscription. For them paying money for cable connection is also a big issue and spending this much money on entertainment would be no matter of greatness for them. They still have the excitement in them of watching the broadcasted tv shows, cricket matches and also many reality shows.
These websites can surely be a backup but real entertainment will always appreciate the television shows and the classical way of watching television. Though we have lot many alternatives of watching the TV shows if missed but the primary source of entertainment still lies in that ritual. The Netflix or amazon prime requires internet but television would not require anything. It also keeps you updated at your place.