TV technologies are maturing at a rapid pace, allowing TV viewers to enjoy new features and apps that weren’t available just a couple of years ago.
From a story I recently read:
If you were expecting the Internet to upend TV like it mangled the print media business, you may have noticed by now that things aren’t so simple.
The Web is very good at delivering text and static images, but when it comes to TV-quality video content, it turns out that cable providers are still much better at that. Internet TV has two serious handicaps: content and the user interface. In 2012, the status quo crept forward in both areas, albeit slowly. Next year, TV will continue its gradual evolution toward something completely different from what we grew up with.
Here is what ReadWrite listed as five ways TV will evolve in 2013:
1). Social TV Grows Up
2). Apple Advances The Internet TV Interface
3). Internet TV’s Original Programming Revolution
4). Remote 2.0. The Evolution of User Controls
5). The Convergence of Mobile and Television
I urge you to read the story to see full details, but definitely agree about the convergence of mobile and television and Internet TV’s original programming revolution.
Internet-capable TVs aren’t new – and continue to mature – but I’m unsure how many people are actually using their TVs to browse the Internet. Besides something like Netflix or Pandora, I don’t think I would ever bother trying to browse the Web or check my e-mail via TV.