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16. Live TV, Netflix, Amazon, the Universe!

Ralph Roberts

(1)Alexander, North Carolina, USA

Television is a medium because anything well done is rare.

—Fred Allan

All the media listed in the title and the entire live and watch-on-demand universe of available media require streaming.

Why?

Because you can’t store every episode of eighteen million TV series and a galaxy-full of movies on a single 32MB microSD card. Nor the complete song catalogs of Elvis, Adele, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Iris Dement (my favorite female singer) on the same card.

I know. I’ve tried.

Streaming audio and/or video is the answer. It lets you watch all night, ...

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