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Will the Streaming Wars Continue in 2021?

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Well, it sure looks like we’ll be working from home for a bit longer, doesn’t it? The good thing about this extra time around loved ones, roommates and other household members is that there’s more time in the day to spend together, perhaps while watching a movie or tv episode. No matter what you’re watching, streaming looks to maintain its position as the number-one entertainment option of choice, at least for the foreseeable future. 

So, what do you need to know about the streaming wars of 2021 and beyond? Let’s find out!

More Competitive Pricing

With so many folks using streaming services for movies, TV shows, music, gaming and other means of entertainment, service providers have been providing oodles of discounts and special offers for those who sign up for or upgrade a subscription. For instance, popular services such as Apple TV+ and Disney+ offer extended trial periods, while Spotify Premium provides dedicated music streaming for each individual family member within your household. More competitive pricing and better deals mean more to enjoy for less, so it’s a win-win for everyone!

An Ever-Growing Selection

Since more of us are streaming than ever, service providers such as Netflix can’t afford to drop the ball in terms of what content they provide. There’s always a mix of classics, new releases and hidden gems when it comes to movie and TV show streaming, ensuring something for literally everyone. As for music streaming, a low-cost monthly fee gives you access to millions of songs and albums – you’re sure to find your favourites! We expect to see such selections expand over the course of 2021 and beyond as streaming shows no signs of losing its popularity!

Blockbuster Movies Skipping the Theatres

Were you eager for the new James Bond movie, or perhaps Wonder Woman 1984? How about the live-action Mulan remake? Since movie theatres aren’t exactly the ideal place to be right now if we wish to flatten the curve, many film studios are negotiating exclusivity deals with streaming services.

Next-Gen Consoles and Digital Game Subscription Services

If you’re a gamer who loves to try new titles under one great price via digital services, you’re in serious luck. Not only are existing options such as Nintendo Switch Online (and its free classic NES and SNES titles) readily available, but the next-gen consoles from Sony and Microsoft are making a huge splash as well. With PlayStation Now on the PS4 and PS5, and Xbox Game Pass on everything from the original Xbox One to the new Series X and S consoles, getting into downloading and playing fun new games from massive libraries available to subscribers is easy. Plus, these companies often bundle extra months of such services to provide an added incentive to stay signed up – now that’s a fun way to beat the winter blues!

More Devices in the Home than Ever

Tablets, smartphones, televisions, PCs and monitors, laptops – even smart fridges! The list of internet-connected devices in the average Canadian home gets longer every year as technologies become more proven, reduce in price, and therefore become more widely adopted. Add networking solutions such as cable internet and mesh Wi-Fi router setups that are a breeze to install, and it makes sense that streaming is so popular nowadays.

Today’s Internet Options are Incredible

Whether you need high bandwidth and speeds to support multiple 4K streams or simply want to enjoy some Netflix on your tablet before bed, internet service providers such as us at KWIC are excited to offer more competitively priced, high-performance solutions that deliver more uptime and connectivity options. Our residential home internet services in particular are great for households of all sizes, with plan options and connection types – including DSL and cable – available in several pricing tiers. That way, finding the service you need to enjoy your streaming to its fullest can stay well within your budget!

In short, yes, the great streaming wars are set to continue in 2021. It used to be, not long ago, that there were only a few big names to trust and choose from. Now, however, they’re a dime a dozen, meaning these companies are working harder for your hard-earned dollars. Not only that, but they’re set to heat up with more deals, an ever-increasing selection of diverse entertainment offerings, and more plan types to suit households of all sizes. With that in mind, ensuring you have the ideal home internet service installed has never been easier when working with KWIC Internet. If you’re curious about our service offerings, pricing plans, upload and download speeds or otherwise, our team is more than happy to assist you. Along with knowledgeable and friendly customer support and hassle-free network updates, we’ll be sure to not block the front row of your digital movie night with friends or family. For more details, contact us today.