Technology undoubtedly has a major impact on our lives in a range of ways: many of our jobs would be drastically different without access to certain devices or platforms, while our downtime would consist of far less screen time and gaming. One of the biggest technological trends to emerge in recent years is streaming – a concept that has become a dominant force in people’s lives, across the world.
Used in many ways
Streaming technology is now used in many ways across a range of industries. Anyone with a Netflix or Amazon Prime account will know the crucial role that streaming plays in the film and TV industries, while its impact on the music industry through services like Spotify cannot be downplayed either.
The concept is also having an impact on gaming and even influencing theatre too. For instance, just a few years ago, we reported that BroadwayHD was streaming a performance of She Loves Me. However, did you realise that some glamourous and luxurious experiences are also now accessible through streaming too? Here are just a few examples to look out for.
This form of gaming has long been associated with glitz and glamour, and streaming has arguably brought a fresh edge to online versions of popular classics. Live casino gaming has become very prominent in recent years, with well-reputed establishments such as SkyCity offering live dealer games for the benefit of their regular players. The website outlines how the titles offer an immersive experience in HD, while its game selection includes classics such as blackjack and fresher experiences like Dream Catcher. With a croupier calling the cards in real-time, players can immerse themselves wholeheartedly within their favourite games from the comfort of their own homes.
Are you on the lookout for a new luxury car? If so, you should see whether top brands are planning to launch their latest designs via a live stream.
This approach was recently taken by Land Rover when they launched the new Range Rover. The company’s website initially released the first image of the luxury SUV and then confirmed that a livestream would be broadcast on the brand’s YouTube channel. The latter event took place on October 26th and was presented by Gabby Logan at the Royal Opera House in London.
We have come to expect excitement and innovation from the world’s most luxurious fashion brands. So, it is perhaps not a great surprise that some have embraced streaming.
For instance, Gucci’s Love Parade recently took place on Hollywood Boulevard and the BBC outlined how stars like Jared Leto, Jodie Turner-Smith and Phoebe Bridgers took part in the event. Gucci’s YouTube channel also details how the show was available as a live stream. The broadcast, which features music and footage of the models, had more than five million views at the time of writing.
A key part of life
We use technology in so many ways these days, but there is no denying that streaming has become a key part of a host of activities.
The evolution of the technology means that so many experiences and events are available at the touch of a button, from gaming fun to the latest exciting fashion shows. It will be fascinating to see how streaming continues to develop in the coming years, as well as how luxury brands choose to make use of it going forward. Some intriguing and innovative ideas could well and truly be on the way.