Online entertainment is now the predominant means that modern society accesses and enjoys our media, entertainment, games and socialization. It is now in this online space that modern pop culture thrives, is determined and can be followed. This article looks at how such popular culture is maintained and developed by the continued and unstoppable rise of online entertainment.
Streamed movies and television
Streaming of movies and television as well as live sport, eSports and more is the preferred means of accessing entertainment. It means that you no longer need to download the specific media, there is reduced lag-time in buffering as the content is watched directly from the source, online and in the cloud. All you need is a stable internet connection and the data to be able to watch. Streaming is one of the main reasons that there can be no return to entertainment as we once knew it. You are now able to access movies, television and even games via major entertainment streams, from players such as Apple, Google Stadia and Disney+. The variety has simply increased dramatically as the technology improves.
The online games sector has simply exploded in popularity, with more people playing online games than accessing any other form of entertainment, either through free games apps, pay to play games or the online casino segment. Games played online (better yet if they are mobile and online) have become some of the most in demand online entertainment. It is a global trend from the online pokies Australia to competitive FIFA and NBA played across the planet. The beauty of the online space to play and share is that with the right VPN, you will be able to play shared and similar games from wherever you are in the world.
Music is now simply downloaded and accessed online through streaming apps such as Spotify. No longer do you have to buy the CD or even download the music, simply log on and listen. Be it live streaming of the radio or creating online playlists of your favorite music – it is all online, which means you don’t ever have to go into a bricks and mortar music shop ever again (if you don’t want to).
Socializing, meeting and mingling
Meeting and socializing with friends and family from across the globe is now all done online. Our social media, online gaming chat rooms and forums and the ability to become part of an online tribe has seen the movement online of one of the most unexpected aspects of life; our social interaction. Meeting people, making new and lifetime friends is now all done online.
There is no slowing down of this process to move all of our entertainment and media access online. Everything that the modern person wants to access and do in the way of entertainment is now very much possible online. It is thus totally understandable that modern pop culture, the music, games, clothing and groups that we join, follow and aspire to will only continue to be based, and developed on and in the World Wide Web.