It is already a well-known fact that mobile phones are slowly but surely taking over all the aspects of online streaming, data sharing, communicating, or even gaming and gambling. Some studies from the United States show that there are 179 million PC video consumers, and only 22 million less smartphone video consumers who share, take or watch video clips.
The question arises — why are smartphones becoming so popular when it comes to video sharing, streaming, or simply doing anything online? Let’s take a look at some of the advantages that mobile video streaming and sharing has over other platforms.
First of all, they are a lot more convenient compared to massive PCs or even laptops and tablets. Everyone has one in their pocket nowadays, and unlocking it, connecting to the web and launching your favorite app takes only a couple of seconds. A decade or so ago, Internet data wasn’t as affordable as it is today, so everyone was running to bars and restaurants to get Wi-Fi access. Nowadays, you can get unlimited fast data at a very low price.
We can be certain that almost every person around us uses at least one social media platform. Maybe you don’t use Facebook or Instagram, but there are dozens of non-mainstream media out there, and unless you have been living under a rock for the past ten to fifteen years, you needed to install at least one on your mobile device. Yes, there are a lot of negative effects of social media, but as long as you have grown as a person and use social media platforms responsibly, the benefits are much greater.
VOD — Video on Demand
Video on demand is one of the greatest features we have these days. No need to turn on the TV at a specific time each day and go through fifteen or even more minutes of ads just to watch one 45-minute episode of your favorite TV show. All you need to do is pay a couple of bucks and get access to thousands of TV shows and movies using platforms such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and so on.
Enhanced technology directly increases the level of convenience of smartphones. Modern 7nm CPUs we have in our mobile phones nowadays are extremely fast and energy-efficient, allowing our batteries to charge rapidly and last a day or even two of constant use.
As we are talking about video streaming, IPS and AMOLED displays offer high-quality videos and images, allowing you to watch anything on your phone from different angles, or even see under the direct sunlight. Small HD, 2K, and even 4K displays provide a unique viewing experience. What’s even more important is that cameras are so advanced that you can make 4K video footage in 60 FPS, which is something even future generations will enjoy watching, for sure.