One of the many enjoyable aspects of cutting the cord is enjoying a more social viewing experience. There are a lot of different features that allow you to integrate social media into streaming. These help to make cord cutting an even more appealing option in the modern world. Let’s take a look at how cord cutting is more social.
Watch Shows With Your Friends Anywhere
It used to be that you could only watch videos with friends who had the right DVD player or VCR. Now, if you have cut the cord you can watch your streaming services just about anywhere you want. This allows you and your friends to enjoy shows together, no matter where you are. All you need is a streaming device, a phone, a computer, or a tablet and you can enjoy each other’s company with a good show.
Ratings From Everyone
Remember when you had to go to the counter at the movie store and ask the person who worked there what movies they recommend? With streaming services you no longer need to worry about ratings. Every show and movie on most streaming services is accompanied by a rating from users of that service. You can see right on the show what others have thought of it. Some services have integrated additional ratings from services like Rotten Tomatoes.
You can even help make a difference in the ratings. Rate the shows and movies you watch to the best of your ability. That way, others know what to expect when they watch the same show.
Suggestions From Social Media
Streaming services are starting to implement a feature that allows you to watch shows that your friends recommend via social media. These allow you to see what movies your friends have watched, and which ones they like. This can be great if you need a suggestion or last minute input on a movie you might want to watch. Netflix is a good example of a service that allows you to have social suggestions.
Share What You Watch
Netflix (and other streaming services) make it really easy to share what you are watching. Netflix allows you to post to Facebook automatically what shows you are watching/have watched. This means that you can give other people your opinion on the show or movie. You can also start dialogues with others who have watched the same video. It is always nice to have something to talk about.
This has brought many people to worry about the sharing of movies they don’t particularly want others to know they have watched. For example, you probably don’t want your friends to know that you have been rewatching High School Musical multiple times. Netflix gives you the ability to turn off sharing for specific movies or shows.
React To A Specific Point In Time
One of the features that Hulu has come out with is the ability to react to a specific part of a movie or show. You can click a button, type in a comment and then Hulu will send a link to your social media along with your comment about the specific scene. This allows you to share funny comments about a specific moment with your friends. You can also grieve over the loss of the next Game of Thrones character with your friends.
Services like Hulu are also starting to tailor your home pages to you based off your social media likes. When you connect Hulu and Facebook, Hulu uses your Facebook to customize your landing page. This gives you a higher chance of seeing something that you like. It also uses your friend’s likes to help recommend shows for you on your homepage. For some this has made discovering new shows even easier.
Always Have The Right Movie For That Date
Men (and women) have long had to go to the movie store to get the right movie for a date, or hope that the movie (or show) was on when the date happened. Now with streaming services you will be able to pick a movie or show with your partner before or during the date. You won’t have to worry about going out before hand or stressing on making a decision.
Enjoy cutting the cord with a streaming service and you get more than just a commitment free way to watch your favorite movies and shows. You also get a service that let’s you be more social than any cable or satellite company has ever done. You can share your shows, get suggestions, even enjoy shows in person with friends without having to worry about running to the movie store or channel surf. The cord cutting age is truly a social age.