YouTube changed the internet game for everybody when it came online. It allowed us to watch a video without downloading the whole file onto our hard drive beforehand. It turned video streaming into an everyday thing instead of a toy for the geekiest. That’s why Google immediately saw the potential in the new video streaming platform and bought it as soon as it could. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Streaming sites and watching video streams have never been more popular than today after the pandemic forced so many people worldwide to stay home without much hope of attending theatres, stadia, or mass entertainment. The Tokyo Olympic games, for instance, have just ended. They will be known as the “streaming games” in history because attendance was forbidden except for the press.
As a result, most enthusiasts followed their favorite Olympic events through YouTube instead of their TVs.
Streaming is here to stay, undoubtedly. It’s bigger than ever; it will only keep growing even when the pandemic gets resolved. Even once we’re back to normality (if that should ever happen), the millions of new streaming users the industry seduced over the last two years will not forget how convenient it is to get their favorite movies or TV shows delivered to their tablets, phones or desktop computers with only a few clicks.
Nevertheless, there is a tool that improves your streaming experience markedly. It’s the virtual private network (VPN). Yes, the point of VPNs is to protect a user’s privacy and anonymity when online. But it’s also true that streaming through a quality VPN for streaming can help you unlock all the goodness otherwise unavailable to you from your favorite provider — more on that later.