With so many streaming options available these days, it’s hard to know which one to choose. And what makes it especially difficult is finding the content that you want to watch. Netflix, for example, has a ton of options on both the TV and movie side. And they also have their own original content. But maybe there is a specific niche area that you can’t find on Netflix… No, I’m not talking porn, so keep your mind out of the gutters. What is not available is the ability to stream classic cartoons through the Boomerang streaming service offered by Turner.
There are several really neat things about this. The first being the fact that they’re classic cartoons. I’ve spent a lot of time with my almost two year old nephew recently, and honestly I’m a bit disappointed in the cartoons available now. Maybe he is watching ones that are specifically geared to his age group, but we don’t see the cartoons of old – like Looney Tunes. And while those are even a bit old for me, I still remember watching them on Saturday mornings when I was growing up. So yes – they’re back. You’re probably thinking that they never left and they’ve always been available in some way or another. And while that’s true, you had to have access to specific channels or cable packages to be able to access the content.
Now through the Boomerang service, you can stream these classic cartoons. They’re “more” available now than before. And at only $5 a month. The second piece I want to point to with this is that there will be more of these streaming services available to us, so we can pick and choose what we want to watch. More along the lines of a menu with several choices. In the past, however, we have not been presented with all the same options. This was your cable package, and you had to deal with it. If you wanted a better selection you had to pay more for a better package. And while this is still achieving the same goal, it’s going to be more tailored to my needs. If I want to spend only $5/month so I can watch all the cartoons that I want, that’s my choice.
This is also extremely beneficial for cord cutters. Having a TV subscription only gives you one option – to watch TV. Whereas with a home internet service you have the ability to stream TV and movies, but also do all the other things you do on the internet. Making online TV services more versatile, in my opinion, than having a TV subscription. What I have said in the past, and I will keep saying is that more networks need to start going down this path. Even if you’re not creating original content, you need to offer these options. And maybe it is just one small niche part of your bigger offerings, but it is by far where we are moving with all of this.
With technology being what it is today, this kind of service is a no brainer. Let the people chose what they want. Maybe it’s too much to ask to provide options and choice to people, but I think you’re going to lose customers if you don’t.