Tube Talk: Is There Still A Point To TV When You Can Download For Free?

Flickr Photo At: Esther Vargas


As more and more people turn to digital devices, online streaming and paid for media subscriptions has television had its day? We wouldn’t go throwing away, or donating your old set just yet as our friend TV still has a few tricks up its sleeve!


4 K Colour


In the beginning it was all about black and white, then color, then HD, then plasma or flat screens and now 4 K, or Ultra HD is here. You might be thinking ‘it’s great giving it fancy names and numbers but what is 4K’? Put simply, 4K is referring to the number of pixels on the screen i.e. In this case 3,840 X 2,160 which is four times what HD TV’s currently have. Those in the industry are hailing 4K as a potential savior of television sets, giving viewers a bright, crisp incredibly detailed picture with a window-like experience so you should forget that you’re watching TV full stop. 4K is also designed to work on larger, flat screen televisions and film studios say the feel and finished quality is like watching industry standard 35 mm film.


Wider Screens


When it comes to technology it seems that bigger is definitely better. Recently we’ve seen phones that look like remote controls, phablets which bridge the gap between a phone and a tablet, and tablets themselves where screens are almost the size TV’s were originally. Nowhere is size more important than your TV, retailers are now regularly offering customers 55, 60 and 65-inch giant screens to choose from. Not to mention inbuilt wifi and on-demand video streaming platforms. Nobody wants a tiny, by modern standards, 30 or 32-inch screen and with sales of home cinema systems on the rise people want to have an authentic movie experience.


No Buffering Issues


Media streaming from television tends to be more reliable than via your smartphone due to the placement of your Wi-Fi system. Often, you’ll find that due to the necessary sockets you need to plug the router into it’ll end up sitting next to, under or beside the television. This means if you’re browsing Netflix, YouTube or Hulu the connection is going to be faster, quicker and stronger than it will be in say your bedroom. You shouldn’t have to wait while shows buffer with only a really irritating circle for company. However, if you’re really stuck the movie streaming app Showbox works seamlessly connected to Wi-Fi and mobile data, you can

Get the latest APK file of this app from here but do check your data bundle first as it tends to use a lot.  


It’s More Sociable


Ever wanted to show friends and family a video? Your holiday pics? Or the latest news updates? You’re tilting the screen one way and another, someone complains that they can’t see when they can, and you end up accidentally clicking on a clickbait link because you’ve been distracted by trying to stop Sara browsing Twitter. With television, everyone can watch easily, comfortably and all together from wherever they’re sitting. No one has to physically hold something, after a while iPads make your arms ache, and it feels like a shared family experience

Flickr Photo At: Peter Merholz


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