Google Chromecast With Netflix Will Disrupt Mainsteam Media, Kill Cable

Zennie Abraham / Zennie62
Zennie Abraham / Zennie62

chromecast-retail-5Google has teamed with Netflix and Amazon to produce “Google Chromecast,” a device that this blogger says will disrupt mainstream media. And I’ll go a step further and says that Google Chromecast will kill mainstream media as we know it in just two years.

Why?

First, understand what Google Chromecast does. It allows you to put your YouTube videos onto a big screen television, using your smartphone or tablet or computer. It sounds simple, which is the whole point: it is simple. And, at $35, it’s cheap. You can get it at Google Play, Amazon, and of course, at Netflix.

And it’s Netflix that will realize a huge gain from the use of Google Chromecast. The distributor of the online hit House Of Cards is now in a place where its content can be easily seen on a big screen television.

The very moment you elect to buy and then to use Google Chromecast, even if it’s just for 15 minutes, that’s 15 minutes you spent not watching standard television and cable. Imagine if that 15 minutes becomes 30 minutes? How about an hour? The numbers could grow fast.

This all comes at a time when eyeballs are moving away from television as we know it – tuning in to a network to watch a show. Between online shows and webisodes, and video-blogs like mine, there’s already the content, but the problem was you could not see it on your big screen TV.

Problem solved with Google Chromecast, and just one year after a Nielsen study reported the following:

1) The percent of people worldwide who watch TV at least once a month dropped from 90 percent to 83 percent over the past year.
2) The percentage of people who watch video on a computer once a month – 84 percent – is now higher than the percentage who watch TV.

In total, this development spells doom for traditional television and cable, and a promising future for online video content producers.

More soon.

About the Author

Zennie Abraham
Zennie Abraham | Zennie Abraham or "Zennie62" is the founder of Zennie62Media which consists of zennie62blog.com and a multimedia blog news aggregator and video network, and 78-blog network, with social media and content development services and consulting. Zennie is a pioneer video blogger, YouTube Partner, social media practitioner, game developer, and pundit. Note: news aggregator content does not reflect the personal views of Mr. Abraham.

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