Movies have been the primary source of leisure entertainment for a long time. The concept of watching recorded scenes compiled into a movie came from the traditional concept and art of Drama wherein actors would perform live, in front of an audience, a sequence of scenes and tingling the audio-visual senses of the audience whilst providing them with a storyline to follow. This has translated exactly into the art of movie making, providing the team more freedom to create visuals which wouldn’t have been possible to perform on stage using various digital visual effects and rendering. Movies also provide the privilege of people being able to watch the same story with the actors and every scene being the same, to the tiniest blade of grass, all over the world at the same time. With the advancement in technology in recent times, it has been made possible to be able to literally summon an entire cinema wherever one is with a few taps on their digital devices through various online movie platforms.
Traditional cinema vs online movie platforms
Hearing about a movie, that one might like, to be released, buying tickets for the preferred seats, reaching the venue in time, sitting through the entirety of the movie in a single sitting and not being able to watch it again once it is removed from the cinema halls. This is how complicated the process of going to a cinema to watch and enjoy a movie is like. On the other hand, online movie platforms enable one to be able to enjoy their favourites at the comfort of their homes or wherever they would want, whenever they would want.
Major pros that online movie platforms provide
- Accessible in terms of place
- Available at any time
- Interface does not involve direct human interaction
- Being able to rewatch movies
- Pause and replay anywhere
- No pre-planning required
- No transportation required
Accessibility involving online movies
With online movie platforms, being able to watch a movie has become as easy as taking out one’s phone from their pocket, opening a browser or an OTT application, searching for the movie and having it in their hand then and there. This makes online movie platforms way more accessible than physical cinemas ever could be. Accessibility is the most sought out constraint by any end user while locking on to any option even for tasks as not much thought about as watching a movie. Hence the growing popularity of online movie platforms.