Forget Old Fashioned Telly – Newfound Ways You Can Enjoy Your Shows On Demand
These days it seems that everyone has their own preferred way of tuning into their favourite TV programming and what with households now having so many devices connected to the internet, it’s no surprise that more and more people are opting to watch their favourite TV shows in a variety of ways. But just what options exist for those who are looking for alternative ways to watch TV? Which are the most popular, and which are suitable for those who are over the age of 60? Check out this list of some of the most favourite ways to catch up on Corrie or keep an ear on Eastenders. If you’re curious about TV programming as you age, you can check out this article about what older people prefer to watch to get an idea of the top programs Britain’s over 60s like to tune into.
BBC iPlayer is one of the main options most people use to tune into their favourite shows. Not only does it offer all the same high quality programming that BBC has, but you don’t need to necessarily make the time to catch it when it has its run on traditional TV. BBC iPlayer will repeat televised shows for a specified period of time (usually around 24-48 hours) so you’re able to catch your favourite BBC shows at your convenience online.
Netflix is a great way to catch various types of shows and films through their streaming service without needing to sign up to expensive cable packages or pay for extra channels. Netflix operates on a base fee per month which gives you access to a whole variety of programming from comedy to drama, historical, documentaries, travel shows and all manner of films. It’s no wonder this is becoming a more sought after way to watch TV for over 60s due to the convenience and pricing.
Like Netflix, Amazon Prime offers a whole array of quality programs and films – many that you can only find on Amazon. Working in conjunction with Amazon Studios, Amazon’s streaming service consistently commissions and selects new ideas for development from everyday people just like you to produce into a high quality film or TV series. Working on a monthly fee like Netflix means that you can catch tons of new and existing shows at a fraction of the cost of digital cable.
4 OD (or 4 On Demand) is Channel 4’s version of BBC iPlayer and gives its viewers the opportunity to watch broadcasted programs after the original airing. While 4OD only provides access to Channel 4 programming on repeat, it’s a great option for those who enjoy the various TV shows that 4 offers. 4OD now offers downloadable content as well, so if you don’t think you will be able to find time to watch your missed programs when you’ve got internet available, you can download them for later – such as on a long car journey or while on a plane.
So there you have some of the top ways people – including the over 60s crowd – can catch up with their favourite programs and never miss a second. What are your favourite ways to catch your programs, or are you strictly a TV only person? We’d love to hear from you!