Why Tablets Are Great For Streaming Entertainment

by Guest Author on January 3, 2014

in Articles, Guest Posts

lenovo-tabletIt used to be that consuming entertainment was a lazy activity: you went to the movies, you sat at home to watch television, and you sat in your room to listen to music or play games. But technology has made the act of consuming entertainment something that can now be enjoyed on the go. Case in point: the tablet – a device that has certainly brought portability to entertainment.

Portability 

For years the laptop was the closest thing on the market to a portable entertainment device. But tablets, like those designed by [tp lang=”en” only=”y”]Lenovo[/tp][tp not_in=”en”]Lenovo[/tp], have since seized the throne held by the laptop. One of the biggest reasons why tablets are better for streaming entertainment is because they are extremely lightweight. The devices often weigh in at less than a pound – and able to be held comfortably in one hand.

Long-Lasting Battery Life

Of even greater importance is battery life. Tablets are designed for efficiency because of the low power requirements of their hardware components (the tablet is meant for entertainment and not the complex computing that necessitates greater power draw from the battery as seen in the laptop or desktop PC). Actually, the bulk of a tablet’s interior is appropriated by the battery.

For this reason, tablets have far greater battery life than do laptops, which is perfect for the streaming of entertainment, especially on the go.

Entertainment Apps

The real highlight, though, of a tablet is the many available applications associated with its use, which make streaming entertainment possible. Apps such as Hulu, Hulu Plus, and Netflix allow you to stream movies and television shows – with limited or no commercial interruptions – directly to your tablet.

Others apps, such as Spotify and iHeartRadio make it possible to stream music to your tablet. Even more, there are a wealth of game apps that are downloadable to your device, including the popular Angry Birds and Candy Crush Saga. And there are always new apps coming on the market.

Affordability

Then there is the cost factor. Purchasing a tablet for entertainment purposes is likely a cheaper route than obtaining the often costlier laptop. True, the laptop has greater functionality, but the tablet is a more suitable device for the individual who only wants to watch a film or television show while sitting at a café sipping his or her coffee, or flying the friendly skies to their next destination.

And with a tablet, you still have the ability of being connected to the world at large. Its Wi-Fi capabilities mean you can check your email, Facebook, and Twitter updates while on the go. You can even read your favorite magazine or peruse your favorite newspaper online.

If you want a device that you can load with your favorite movies, television shows, games and music, you need a tablet.

Guest article written by: Jennifer Thayer is a freelance technology writer. She enjoys writing about the latest tech gadgets, apps and news. Follow her on Twitter to see what she discovers next. 

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