The Internet has become the most popular entertainment medium. Every self-respecting TV or radio station offers its content on the Internet. There are also services that do without transmission frequencies from the outset and operate exclusively on the Internet. Most of it is completely free for the viewer, listener, or participant.
Entertainment on the internet
Popular video portals are a kind of forum where everyone can publish their favorite web finds or videos they have shot themselves. Anyone can watch the videos and write a comment if necessary. Both watching and taking part are free. The number of visitors to such video portals is so enormous that you can earn a lot of money with a little advertising. The professionals from the media industry quickly realized this and either bought something from an enterprising video portal operator or simply founded one themselves. People who own assured rent properties can promote their services over the internet.
Web TV, online video stores, online video recorders
If the primary concern is to distribute video content from television stations over the Internet, then you shall speak of web TV. Be it a recording or a live stream. Be it just a small video clip, a preview (trailer), or a complete feature film.
Web or internet or online radio refers to a range of radio programs that are usually distributed over the internet as streaming audio. For the reception, you need player software that can receive the respective streaming format and play it back at the same time. By “streaming”, it means that the music file cannot simply be downloaded and saved. The audio signal is transmitted continuously, as it was in real radio transmission. At the moment of reception, the radio program is also played, but this does not rule out that the player temporarily stores a few seconds or minutes of the radio program in order to be able to play it back without gaps.
Internet radio is now used by all major radio broadcasters as an alternative transmission technology in order to reach listeners outside of their broadcast area.
Computer games are popular with young and old. At first, you had to download it and, if necessary, even ‘install’ it first. Today, the most sophisticated gaming entertainment is available just to play online.