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Fire TV Stick is the New Living Room Entertainment

Shubhanshu Sharma

Shubhanshu SharmaBy Shubhanshu Sharma

Published on 9 Dec 2017 10:09 AM GMT

Fire TV Stick is the New Living Room Entertainment
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Lucknow: Home entertainment scenario is changing very fast in India, particularly with advent of Amazon Fire TV Stick and Google’s Chromecast. Such is the popularity of these devices that the dear old cable connection is in danger of being thrown out.

For the uninitiated, Fire TV Stick and Chromecast are media streaming devices that run on internet and directly play content on television or any monitor. Fire TV Stick was introduced only this year in India. Keep in mind that hopping on the media device band-wagon requires a robust internet connection, as it is the life and blood of streaming.

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People who are fed up with the trash being doled out on Indian television channels, be it entertainment or news, have lapped up the media devices and their contenthave become the standard prime time fare in living rooms across India. And this is only the beginning. Be it shows specially created for these platforms, movie libraries, educational content and what not, people have found them to be the best alternative.

However, the new toys in the field are for people who want above the average ‘quality’ and are willing to pay extra (bit more than the average DTH/cable payout). It must be kept in mind that cutting the cord does not save money. It is true that cutting the cable cord is not the perfect solution or alternative. Switching to Chromecast, Fire TV, Netflix, Amazon Prime or any other option, still is opening a plethora of programs that go unwatched or are unwanted. The problem is that none of the streaming device covers all the shows and networks one wants to watch. Besides, media devices generally do not stream ‘live’ so it’s a bye-bye to live sports events.

Whatever be the shortcomings or expenses of streaming devises, they have made their presence felt in homes and overall entertainment scenario is going to change, you can bet upon it.

Shubhanshu Sharma

Shubhanshu Sharma

Writer has 6 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Senior Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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