Streaming Services Continue to See Boom During COVID-19 Outbreak
Some of them include entertainment companies with catalogs of TV shows and films, like YouTube Netflix, and other streaming services. While maybe in a normal spring, many consumers may be tuning in to watch live baseball, the NCAA championship, the center of the NBA season as it means that the playoffs and more, now without a live sports, and most nations banning large public gatherings as their economies falter, people are turning now more than ever to watch on-demand titles.
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Estimates indicate that services like Netflix have seen between 20-40percent gains in use. The effect has been large enough that some have called for Netflix to decrease overall streaming quality a bit to ensure that we do not run out of bandwidth. It is a risk, if increases in demand continue to rise while far most consumers have not noticed any sort of slowdown to their internet.
As people count the days they’ve been stuck in their homes, isolated from the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s obvious that services have been the lifeblood of time-passing.
By lowering video quality for most customers, netflix has reacted in Europe, but so far many have not seemed to notice or care. There has been no statement for plans that are similar in america.
This accessible and cheap entertainment alternative has been the one thing people enjoy and can reliably turn to. And while nobody could have guessed that a series like’Tiger King’ with every week titles joining the a variety of streaming services offer great alternatives for the isolated and bored population.
Disney and other major entertainment studios have stopped production and furloughed staff working on content during the outbreak to ensure the protection of crews and stars. The effects of this won’t be felt for months, when many of the shows and films that would be worked on now won’t release on their schedules.