Nowadays, it has become very easy to watch your favorite movies and TV shows. There are two ways as to how you can watch them; one is to either stream them online or download and watch offline. But the question is which one is better, streaming or downloading and or just simply watching online? To answer that, we need to understand the meaning of both of them, streaming and downloading.
Do you ever just binge online with your network connection doing its play on websites like gomovies? That is streaming. When you watch a video on say, YouTube, while it is playing, the part that is left to be played keeps getting data from your network connection so that when you finally reach the part where it is to be played, it plays without any buffering.
It is a process of transmitting a file from one computer to another. The word “download” means to transfer data from one device to another.
Now, each process has its own benefits. If you are streaming that means you will have many ads, and commercials, and of course cost of your internet connection speed and whether it is available online or not and if it is available for high-quality enjoyment. Downloading gives you to add free enjoyment, eats up your battery performance, and consumes a lot of your device’s storage. So, which one is better?
Don’t know the answer yet? Don’t worry; let’s make it easier for you by comparing both the advantages and the disadvantages of streaming and downloading.
Let’s start from here, first of all, you won’t be able to stream if your internet goes off or you don’t have a stable internet connection. Usage of your data will depend on what quality you will watch your content in if it will be an SD, HD, or a 4K display. Now keeping that aside, there will be more programs available to stream services on and it also offers your device the freedom of not having to store the big file in your device.
Now, if you have downloaded the content then no one can stop you from watching it, even if you are watching it on an airplane. You can watch the content wherever and whenever you want. But, you have to make sure that your device has enough storage space before you finally decide on downloading. You can always choose between an SD and an HD nut but yet again, you will have to take care of your storage space. You don’t get the option of downloading in every provider, for example, Hulu. Only fewer programs are available for download.
Whether your choice is streaming or downloading, the battery will be your biggest enemy at that moment, unless you are already plugged in. This also depends on where you are watching your content.
If the quality of your video is good but the internet connection is not then streaming should not be an option. If you don’t have an internet connection and if you don’t really care about your content’s quality then I suggest you go with downloading.