12 Jul 2017
DVDs are becoming less and less common, and big video rental stores are dying out. Is streaming really the better option?
Do you remember the days of visiting a video rental store on a weekend? How long would you spend browsing the huge range of titles, guessing how good the movie would be based on the cover?
With the demise of Blockbuster in 2013, the film rental culture looked as though it might die out. People continued to buy DVDs and Blu-ray discs, though the sales of physical media fell by 17% in the UK in 2016, compared to a 23% boost for digital streaming revenue.
With improving internet speeds and better streaming devices, will streaming overtake DVDs as the platform of choice for film viewing?
Let’s look at the battle between DVDs and streaming.