With services like Netflix, Amazon Prime and other streaming movie services (e.g. couch tuner) on the Internet, movie streaming has become incredibly popular all over the world. So much so, fewer people now go to the movie theater and instead stay home and watch what they want to in their own living room.
Why has movie streaming become so popular? That is easy to explain.
Convenience — People are so busy nowadays, it is not always convenient to travel to a movie theater to see a film that has just been released. Wait a few weeks, though, and it will soon show up on your favorite movie streaming site.
A huge number of options — A decade ago, most people would have to go to a video store if they wanted to rent a movie to watch. Even then they would often find the movie they wanted to see had already been rented by somebody else.
With movie streaming, however, that movie is available online to anyone that wants to watch it, and there are thousands of movies and TV series to choose from at the same time.
Cheap movie streaming services — Services like Netflix, and Prime Video are ridiculously cheap. Especially when you consider only a few years ago it would cost between three and five dollars to rent just one movie.
With Netflix, however, you get to watch unlimited TV and movies for only 10 to 12 dollars a month, and all from the convenience of your own living room (pro tip: use a home theatre power manager when setting up your audio devices).
No contracts — The best movie streaming services also allow you to pay every month without being forced to sign a contract. That means you can stop paying on months when you are away or busy, and can sign up again for the service as soon as you have time.