How we watch television has come a long way over the past decade. What started off as just a few black and white channels has now transformed into hundreds of channels and programmes available at the touch of a button.
These days, not only do you get to see TV live as it is broadcast but you also have the option for â€˜On Demand'.
What is an On Demand service?
On Demand uses the internet to connect to a library of movies and popular programmes. You get to catch up with all of your favourite shows absolutely free.
Broadband is an important commodity in the modern home these days, as without it you wouldn't be able to benefit from this great service. It ensures flawless streaming with little to no interruption. If you want the best results you'll need to ensure you're paying for a high quality broadband connection. If you're already receiving one of the BT telephones services, you can upgrade to a phone and broadband package to take advantage of On Demand.
As well as being able to catch up with your favourite TV programmes, you'll also be able to watch pay per view events and movies. There's a large library of movies you can choose from - just imagine no longer having to go out to rent a DVD. You can simply decide what you want to watch, set a reminder and then sit back and enjoy hours of movies and shows without moving from the sofa.
There are many different on demand services available. Different broadcasters have their own players you can use to stream your favourite shows. Major network providers also have their own systems for you to use.
Perhaps the biggest advantage to them is the fact you can also pause, rewind and fast-forward while you're watching them. This means you can skip the boring bits or pause the show if somebody unexpectedly drops by for a chat.
If you are thinking of investing in On Demand services, ideally you should have unlimited broadband. This is because every time you stream a program via the On Demand service, it will use up some of your broadband download limit.
If you go over your limit it could work out really expensive. Therefore it's a much better idea to have unlimited internet so you don't have to worry about how much you're using the service.
On Demand is a really beneficial service that you should definitely check out. Providing you have a good internet connection you can catch up on the shows you've missed when it's convenient to you.