But you are still watching a lot of TV according to the experts
More and more of you have had it with television. An increasing number of homes in the United States don’t even have TV’s anymore. But it’s not like you are missing your favorite shows.
The latest numbers say there are now five million homes that have said good bye to TV. But Syracuse University’s Bob Thompson says you are still watching your favorite shows.
“We’re watching a lot of television. We’re just not watching a television that’s plugged in the wall,” Thompson stated.
Michael Garfield, The High Tech Texan, says you're watching with the help of the internet.
“We have things like Netflix and Hulu, which make it simpler to what our favorite shows whenever we want and wherever we want,” Garfield said.
Part of the problem, according to Garfield, is our busy lives.
“Consumers rarely have time to gather in front of the TV after dinner. There are too many things going on with our kids. And we travel a lot, too,” Garfield explained.
\Garfield says companies making televisions are responding by making sets that are integrated so you can go online and watch TV at the same time.
However, Thompson says there are still things we'll watch the old fashioned way.
“Sporting events and live events are the things people want to watch when it’s on. The idea of DVR’ing the Super Bowl and watching it the next day seems ludicrous,” Thompson explained.
But even that is changing. Networks like ESPN now have apps where you can watch their live events on your phone or tablet.