Before 1999, after a long day’s work families would scurry to the living room, snuggle up on the couch and watch their favorite movie or TV show. Although it appears not much has changed, the invention of TiVo was just the start of a new and improved way to watch television. Once the word got out that movies and TV shows could be recorded with a push of a button, a revolution began. People started recording all kinds of shows like “The Wire,” “Six Feet Under,” “The West Wing” and “The Sopranos.”
The added bonus of forwarding through commercials started an epidemic, with everyone wanting content on demand. Although this seemed to be enough to make everyone very happy, Netflix then raised the bar. In 2007, with Netflix already having more than four million members, it introduced streaming. Now Netflix has roughly 50 million members globally. There’s a whole new generation who now binge-watch movies and TV shows and call it Netflixing. It is a trend that has taken over, and it is here to stay.