Are you a binge-watcher? If you believe that TV shows are best enjoyed in multiple-episode watching sessions, then you are! You?re not alone. Over 75% of those surveyed said that watching several episodes of a favorite show all at once makes the experience more enjoyable. Viewers are more immersed in the experience, more likely to relate to the story; watching a great show can be, like a good book, a welcome refuge from our busy lives.
In any case, it?s the New Golden Age of Television?there are over 4 million Hulu subscribers, Netflix has over 64 million, and Amazon Video has a large share of the market as well?and the numbers are growing. Did you know that approximately 30% of peak-time Internet traffic comes from people watching Netflix? In any case, more and more people are choosing to spend their entertainment dollars on a well equipped home theater system and a collection of streaming subscriptions.
So if binge-watching is your thing, why not do it in style? Imagine comfortable home theater seating, amazing sound quality, remote lighting control, and a screen large enough to fully enjoy all the incredible special effects. Home automation systems can provide this theater-like experience. Although they can be costly at first, they actually increase the value of your home; of course, it depends on the range of home prices in your area, but a high-quality home theater installation can return anywhere from 70-90% of its initial cost.
While you?re considering home automation systems for the sake of entertainment, consider them for security?s sake also. Alarm systems, door locks and access, cameras, and pet gates can all be installed and automated for a variety of purposes. Automated systems can save up to 15% on your energy bills, and up to 20% on your insurance. In any case, you?ll want a savvy security system to go along with your comfortable and classy home theater system.
Automation systems should be properly installed by home entertainment experts, who will maintain the system and teach you how to use it. Look for a company that has an excellent reputation for service and knowledge. Once you?re all set up, though, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the show?from the comfort of your own home. Happy binge watching!