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Online Video Is Going Mainstream

Everyday Digitals - 2013 may be the tipping point for online video. Major brands and production companies are bringing bigger budgets, top talent and A-list celebrities to online video in hopes of woo'ing users and advertisers. This didn't happen over night, in fact some would say it's about time. Global viewing habits are changing, many are increasingly watching more video over the internet. (India watched twice as many online videos in 2012 than it did in 2011) Tablets, smartphones, and set top boxes, are a large part of the reason for the dramatic growth in the past couple of years. In the U.S. there's a relatively small but growing movement of people that are "cable cutters" or "cable-nevers", who have either unsubscribed or never subscribed to traditional cable. Relying on laptops, set-top boxes, even piracy to get only the shows or content they're interested in over the internet.

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EverydayDigitals2900d ago

I currently use a Roku 3 and an Apple TV. Both have their strengths but neither has enough content on their own.

MrsJazzy2900d ago

I hope Apple comes up with something great for the Apple TV soon. I'm just worried about Apple being the gatekeeper of video content. Regulating what is and isn't allowed on their system could be a drag compared to something like Roku which is open.

kingPoS2900d ago (Edited 2900d ago )

I'm content with my WDTV Live, it's does enough what I need it do. If it had Music Unlimited it would be perfect in my eyes.

EverydayDigitals2900d ago

Do you only use that for all of your video watching? I don't think any of the available set-top boxes have enough content yet to get rid of cable. Curious to see what Microsoft announces with their rumored XBox/cable agreement.

kingPoS2900d ago (Edited 2900d ago )

Yes! It also plays really nice with network drives. ^_~