Movie rental stores, fax machines and the reliance on software applications installed on computer or network servers are all fading into distance memories. We now live in a world that cannot live without fast Internet service, intuitive touch-screens to access applications and the use of our smart phones. And most of this has been because of the explosive use of cloud computing and its many benefits.
A recent article by Aaron Pressman for Fortune magazine titled Data Sheet—Forget On Demand Movies. It’s Time for On Demand Movie Theaters reads in part;
“Baidu’s iQIYI, a video streaming service sometimes dubbed the Netflix of China, opened a tiny movie theater in the city of Zhongshang in the southern province of Guangdong. Adding a few dozen seats to the theater capacity of the city of about 3 million people sounds like a drop in the bucket.
But the new theater, called Yuke, is actually a series of mini-theaters, each with two to 10 seats, that can be rented by the hour to show any content available from iQIYI’s library. With cushy chairs, Dolby audio, and a screen much larger than a home TV, the on demand Yuke theaters represent a new hybrid way to consume streaming video. iQIYI, which went public in the United States a few months ago, says it plans to bring the Yuke concept to all of China’s major cities.”
Wheter on demand movie theatres becomes a roaring success in a few months, a few years or is given a tepid response by consumers, it’s clear the appetite for all things cloud is becoming the better option for many people.