After passing by the neighborhood Family Video store almost every day for the last 2 years, I just had to ask myself; “is Family Video going out of business?”
Based off of my own observation, I would have to say that due to the extreme lack of traffic that Family Video is receiving, yes, my neighborhood Family Video stores like many other Family Video stores across the country, will one day very soon go out of business.
What do You Think the Reason is for Family Video’s Lack of Traffic?
There are many factors that lead to the reason for my neighborhood Family Video’s lack of traffic. One factor that stands out to me is the bootleg DVD guy who sits in a rusty van at Marathon gas stations across the so-called United States. In the beginning of Family Video’s not-so-obvious decline, for a while there the bootleg DVD guy who sits is in the Marathon gas station parking lot at night was who everyone went to in order to cure the woes of extreme expensive cable prices and movie theatre tickets. Heck, I even used to be the bootleg dvd guy. I made good money in those parking lots. I would spend 24 plus waking hours downloading and burning movies. Shareaza and Limewire were some of my most cherished tools. Since then though, more people have begun to seek out their television-entertainment on the world web via streaming. That’s why we now have this paid streaming boom coming from services such as Amazon Prime Movies, Netflix, Hulu, and even smartphone apps such as popcorn time, showbox, and terrarium that would give one 100% free video-on-demand access to the latest movies and TV shows that you would usually only have access to via paid subscription. Then you have YouTube, the second most searched website on the face of the earth. These are just some of the things that are causing Family Video to lose the type traffic and revenue that is surely going to lead to them going out of business. But the main thing I think that is currently putting a strong grip on the gonads of Family Video is the fact that many people across the world have now begun to opt in to IPTV for their visual home-entertainment purposes. Even you yourself cannot deny the extremely high prices for cable subscriptions from companies such as Comcast and Time Warner. People all across the world have become mighty tired of paying hundreds of dollars of their hard-earned money every month for a bundled cable package that never saves them the money the cable guy (cable company) claims it will. They actually end up spending more than what they were told they were going to spend, hence IPTV.
What is Video-On-Demand?
According to Wikipedia, Video on-demand is a programming system that allows users to select and watch/listen to video or audio content such as movies and TV shows whenever they choose, rather than at a scheduled broadcast time, the method that prevailed with over-the-air programming during the 20th century. I am just one of the many people who prefer video-on-demand above traditional scheduled programming. There is nothing like binge-watching 10 straight seasons of Supernatural whenever you feel like it. Even streaming services such as Netflix recognize the ever-growing trend, as they publish whole 12 to 13-episode seasons of a series without any regard for the phrase “Stay tuned for next week’s previews.”
What is IPTV?
According to Wikipedia, IPTV is short for “Internet Protocol Television”. IPTV “is the delivery of television content over Internet Protocol (IP) networks. This is in contrast to delivery through traditional terrestrial, satellite, and cable television formats. Unlike downloaded media, IPTV offers the ability to stream the source media continuously. As a result, a client media player can begin playing the content (such as a TV channel) almost immediately. This is known as streaming media.” So to break it down into simpler terms, #IPTV or Internet Protocol #Television is “internet tv”. This simply means that you are able to watch television by streaming your choice of programming via a streaming device. With IPTV, you can watch television networks such as #HBO, #Cinemax, #Showtime, #Starz, etc. IPTV gives people access to live television, videos on demand of the latest movies and tv shows, sports, ppv (Pay-Per-View), international channels, adult channels (if that floats your boat), #NBA Sports Passes, Major League Baseball #(MLB) sports passes, National Hockey League (#NHL), Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Comedy, Drama, Horror, you name it! When you have access to all that quality entertainment in the comfort of your very own home, Family Video and other business models like it are sure to take Saitama (One Punch Man) blow to the pockets. Things have gotten so bad for the Family Video store near me, that they’ve begun to advertise the sale of CBD OIL. I suggest Family Video enrolls into this free online marketing course and then convert their business into something that is internet based. Surely they can capitalize off of the major mistakes made by Blockbuster Video when they tried to get into online movie rental and streaming. The reason why Blockbuster wasn’t able to compete with Netflix is because the online niche was something new for Blockbuster, yet Netflix was custom designed for it.
Does IPTV Enable Access to Live Television and Video-on-Demand?
Yes, IPTV enables access to live television and video-on-demand. In my honest opinion, IPTV is better for live television than it is for video-on-demand. That’s why I always suggest having Showbox installed on your Android tv box. Now, when you wanna watch the programming the is actually airing in real time, that’s where IPTV comes in. An IPTV subscription would give you access to virtually every channel in your country or the world abroad and the actual broadcasting times. This makes IPTV just as real as traditional television broadcasting. With IPTV, you will not need the cable guy. In fact, you can fire the cable company.
What are the Types of Streaming Devices that Can be Used to Watch IPTV?
With today’s technology, there are several different streaming devices that can be used to watch IPTV. Some of the devices that can be used to watch IPTV are the Playstation 4 (PS4), the Roku Box/Stick, the Amazon FireTV Box/Stick, and the Android Smart TV Streaming Box. The Android TV Box is one of the most popular streaming devices out there when it comes to IPTV. Why? Because of its ease of use due to virtually everyone in the world having a mobile device that runs off of the android operating system, and how it easily converts the most basic of flat screen high-definition televisions into a Google smart tv with just a 7-square-inch box, remote and hdmi cable. With the device running on the Android operating system, you would be able to download any Android app the is compatible with the device. That’s where apps such Amazon Prime Movies, Netflix, Hulu, popcorn time, showbox, and terrarium come in. Those few apps alone have caused hundreds of thousands of people to fire the cable guy (cable company) without a second thought to be had. You’d be crazy to think the cable companies don’t know this. This is why companies such as Time Warner, Showtime and Starz are offering their services as subscriptions on streaming devices/services like the Roku and Amazon Prime Videos. They have to make sure they plug in to that new vein of commerce.
Is the Android TV Box Better than the Amazon Fire Stick?
Indeed, the Android TV Box is much better than the Amazon Fire Stick. Anyone who has an Android device is already very familiar with how to set up and run the Android TV box. The Android tv box, unlike the Amazon Fire Stick, comes with a 6-month, 180-day warranty that the Fire Stick will NEVER have. Why will the Amazon Fire Stick never have a 180-day warranty? Because in order for the Fire Stick to operate at a fraction of the efficiency of the Android TV box, it has to be “jailbroken”. The jailbreaking of the Amazon Fire Stick enables you to do all types of amazing things that it WAS NOT designed to do, that the Android TV box WAS designed to do. In turn, by jailbreaking the Fire Stick so that it can do things that it wasn’t designed to do, the guy who purchased it from Best Buy for $29.99 and is now selling it to you for that $29.99 plus the $60 jailbreaking fee, has also VOIDED the manufacturer’s warranty that comes with the Firestick. That means that after your Amazon Fire Stick goes postal for having its operating system molested and manipulated, you can forget being eligible to send it into the manufacturer for warranty repair. They may even keep the device, as it has been manipulated in order to facilitate the device operating outside of Amazon’s protocol and policies. The Android TV box doesn’t need any jailbreaking, as it is OPEN SOURCE.
I Pay Over $150 Per Month for My Spectrum Cable Service. How Much is a Monthly IPTV Cable TV Subscription?
Well, just like any service provider, the price of your monthly IPTV cable tv subscription depends on who you procure your IPTV cable tv service from. There are people who are paying as low as $16.66 per month for their monthly IPTV cable tv subscription while you are paying a WHOPPING $150! That’s almost 9x more than you should be paying on a monthly basis. What are you getting with you cable service provider, maybe just over 100-200 measly-duplicate-content channels if you are lucky? You would kick yourself in the hind parts when you find out how many channels you have access to with IPTV for just $25 per month.
How Many Channels Would I have Access to with My Monthly IPTV Cable TV Subscription?
Are you sitting down? Believe it or not, factually, with a monthly IPTV cable tv subscription, you’d have WORLD WIDE access to over 3000 (THREE-THOUSAND) CHANNELS. This is why Family Video will surely go out of business within the next 2 years if they do not step their game up.
Where Can I Get More Info for a Monthly IPTV Subscription?
You can get more info by clicking HERE.