Watch TV Not Through TV Set

The history of television dates back to the late 1800s but it wasn’t until the 1930s that the BBC started a regular public television broadcasting service in the UK and at that point very few people had TVs in their homes. At the beginning of the 1950s, television was still deemed a luxury item with only 350,000 households owning at TV set but by 1960, nearly three-quarters of the UK population had television.


Times have changed considerably since then with TV becoming an integrated part of our lives, which we all take for granted. According to the official TV Licensing website, 96% of UK homes have a TV and a recent survey found that over two-thirds of those homes have three televisions.

Despite the fact that we all have a TV box in nearly every room at home, TV consumption is dropping considerably. Does this mean we’re watching less TV? Of, course not! All that’s happening is that there has been a change in our TV consumption, where we’re now watching TV on other devices other than the traditional TV set.

Yes, that’s right we no longer need to watch TV through a TV set. There’s a wide range of devices that you can watch your favorite TV programs on including your desktop computer, tablet device, MP3 player, smartphone as well as game consoles. This is all thanks to technological developments and the internet revolution, which make it possible for us to download or stream TV shows and films.

  • Computer
    Watching TV on your computer is very much like sitting in front of the box with your feet up. However, it gives you the option to watch your TV shows in real-time or at a more convenient time for you, which means you never need to miss out on your favorite TV shows again! What’s more, it also gives you access to a string of official streaming services and more, where you can watch popular movies and TV series.
  • MP3 Player
    If you have a top of the range MP3 player you’ll also be able to watch TV as well as listen to music by downloading apps such as A&E, Bravo Now, Bloomberg and Cartoon Network to name just a handful of them.
  • Smartphone
    Your smartphone will also be equipped to allow you to watch TV and it works the exact same way as an MP3 player.
  • Game Consoles
    Last but not least you can also watch TV on game consoles such as the PS4 and Xbox. Game consoles have come a long way since the Commodore 64, right?


These days most of these benefits are the same for your TV set. For example, one of the many services that Sky offer their customers is Sky+, which gives you the ability to pause and rewind live TV show! Sounds amazing, right? As a market leader Sky have also recognised the changing marketplace with a growing demand for mobile TV. Customers can sign up Sky Go which allows you to watch the TV wherever you are on your mobile phone, tablet or laptop. We live in a fast-paced society so this is ideal for people who are always on the move.

This is not exclusive to TV viewing as it covers a wide spectrum of past times. For instance, this is exactly like playing Comfy Bingo through mobile on bingo-apps.

The evolution of TV has been remarkable and who knows what the future holds?

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