How Much Do You Rely on the Internet for Watching TV and Movies?

We’ve seen an evolution in the way we watch TV and movies thanks to the Internet. We’re no longer confined to the usual sources of our television sets and movie theaters. We can get TV and movies via numerous sources on the Internet. But how much do you rely on the Internet for watching TV and movies?

It wasn’t too long ago that you had to search the Internet to find that movie or television show you wanted to watch, but there’s no more searching. It’s readily available. Just about every television network has its programming made readily available both via website and mobile app. You can binge watch an entire series in just a couple of nights. Movies are available through popular sites Netflix, Hulu, iTunes, and Amazon. You can even find complete movies on YouTube. And now these sources are beginning to offer original programming. Netflix is offering television series not seen anywhere other than the site, and they are beginning to offer movies the same way. It removes the choice. If you want to watch it, you have to go to Netflix.

Have you made the switch? Do you watch all of your TV and movies via the Internet? Or do you still like to watch some on your television and at the theater? How much do you rely on the Internet for watching TV and movies?

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Laura Tucker Laura Tucker

Laura has spent nearly 20 years writing news, reviews, and op-eds, with more than 10 of those years as an editor as well. She has exclusively used Apple products for the past three decades. In addition to writing and editing at MTE, she also runs the site's sponsored review program.


  1. No more ugly big TV in my room, tablet is enough, prefer watching in the kitchen. Sources: torrents for films, nzb newsgroups for films and series Blacklist S02! :) and live TV.

  2. We buy 60″, 70″, 100″ flat screen TVs for our living rooms and then watch TV and movies on 7″/10″ tablets or 5″ smartphones. Where is the logic in that?!

    I don’t know about you but I want to see the actual characters and scenery, not some multi-colored smudges.

  3. I do not have cable &/or satellite TV ,I am using “Free” rabbit ears TV ,so I take full advantage of free web sites with my racing live streaming.

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