While streaming has gradually become a ubiquitous complement in the T.V. industry, legitimate online sites that stream up to date content are much harder to come by. This is largely to studio executives playing hardball with online content providers when it comes to controlling content – an attitude largely abandoned in the T.V. industry. This difference can likely be traced to the differences in how product launches are handled between the two industries.
Most of movie industry is structured to succeed or fail in the first 72 hours of a movie’s release. In this period development and marketing costs are expected to be recouped and a majority of the bottom line of a movie project is typically derived from the success of a movie’s release. One of the (arguably many) negative consequences of this approach is that online streaming of new releases is viewed as a substitute to theatre viewing that threatens that 3-day long period of sales.
Consequently, online streaming of movies is restricted until months after movie releases, and if these restrictions are ignored the perpetrators are undermined by vicious copyright injunctions and subsequent lawsuits.
While there are plenty of online movie stream sites out there, most are deeply flawed or illegitimate. Among the problems are that many online stream sites are bait & switch advertising operations, many of them get sued out of business by the motion picture association of America, many don’t support full screen mode, most run-in low resolution, some are fragmented into several parts requiring more load times, buffering times can be obscene, and popup ads from shadier vendors are common. However, using the latest iptv UK can solve many of your problems.
Among these sham operations there are a few movies streaming services which stand apart. Netflix has a good variety of their catalogue streaming online for their subscribers – unfortunately it comes with a subscription pay-plan which can add up over time. Another streaming service which has gained popularity is VUDU which offers to stream 5,000+ movies online, with many released at the same time as DVD releases. The downside to VUDU is that it requires hardware that runs $249 and up to start streaming, an upfront cost many consumers haven’t been willing to pay, especially in recession conditions.