Today’s generation place a strong prominence on the ease and accessibility for all the latest technology and convergence makes this process possible.
Why go to HMV and buy a DVD, when you can just login to Netflix and have all movies, boxsets and TV shows at the touch of a button? The old media of DVDs has converged with the Internet to create an online DVD database.
All in the comfort of your own home and the luxury to watch it on whatever platform you desire, such as your smartphone, laptop and smart TV. Even the medium what you choose to watch on is too converging, allowing for the collective DVD experience to be possible on numerous forms of technology.
Since Netflix launched, the sales of DVDs around the world has rapidly decreased as Netflix is a more convenient and accessible data base, representing successful convergence. It is the biggest streaming website of all time and this is simply by creating a low-cost monthly plan that lets it’s customers view their desired shows.
If the trend of DVD sales carries on dramatically decreasing then all major DVD franchises will go out of business. And DVDs will quickly fall into the history books alongside the VHS and cassette tapes which with thanks to the convergence of such media like iPods and iTunes. So many people are uninterested in owning physical copies of movies etc. but why would they? It’s almost liberating to be access to choose from thousands of titles in the blink of an eye.