Archive for January 2013

No One Watches TV on the TV

I, like most people in this country, watch television. I have Direct tv set up in my home, and if you were to ask me how often I watch television, the number of times would be quite high. However, if you were to ask me how much of that time is spent sitting in front of the television, the number would be quite different.

You see, we live in an era where mobility is the name of the game. You can enjoy your television programming just like anyone else, but why would you anchor yourself to the TV room when you can watch it all on the go.

Streaming services and digital video recording have made it so that television isn’t just some monolith you gather around but, rather, a tool or a device that you can enjoy when you want. It’s advanced to such a point where television waits on you instead of the other way around.

You can stream entire episodes of shows and movies that you set your system to record and you can enjoy these during a bus commute or even while you’re waiting on food.

And, because of all this, we’re watching TV without spending a whole lot of time in front of one.