A lot has changed in the world of audio-visual entertainment just in the last 10 years or so – never mind the several generations since Ferguson was founded back in the 1940s. A great example of that is the rise of streaming, which has really taken on traditional TV in a big way in recent years.
Indeed, streaming – otherwise known as the kind of ‘on-demand’ TV that one can access over the Internet – only overtook pay TV for the first time in the UK as recently as 2018, thanks to the booming numbers of subscriptions to services like Amazon and Netflix.
The trend has continued over the past year, Ofcom’s Media Nations 2019 report revealing that while the traditional BBC One and ITV were still the UK’s first and second most viewed TV channels, YouTube and Netflix were up to third and fourth.
Ofcom’s numbers showed that British adults watched an average of 34 minutes of YouTube every day and 18 minutes of Netflix, compared to 48 minutes for BBC One and 37 minutes for ITV.
So, what should this mean for the TV that you choose?
The above changes in our viewing patterns help to show why, these days, it isn’t just a large or high-definition TV that you should be specifically looking for when you’re in the market for a TV. That’s because it’s just as important to ask yourself the question: will I be using my TV to watch traditional programming, or instead the YouTubes and Netflixes of this world?
If you’re anything like the Brits recorded in research like Ofcom’s, you might not want to be forced to make a choice between the two – and thanks to our latest 50” and 65” high-definition TV options here at Ferguson, you don’t have to!
The latest 50” and 65” additions to our Smart 4K Ultra HD LED range come pre-loaded with the various popular catch-up and streaming apps that you know and love – think YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and more.
But that’s not the only attraction of these TVs that are so brilliant at combining sophistication with value for money. After all, you’ll also be able to enjoy those old favourite terrestrial channels in the same single smart unit, thanks to the incorporated T2 HD channels.
Throw in the likes of built-in Wi-Fi, USB and HDMI capabilities and – of course – the stunning 3840 x 2160 screen resolution you would expect from a true 4K TV, and you’ve got plenty of reason to make one of these TVs your choice for 2020 and many more years to come.
Keeping abreast of the latest innovative opportunities to boost refinement, practicality and value is simply ‘what we do’ here at Ferguson. So, don’t look anywhere else when you’re interested in seriously upgrading your TV for the bold era of streaming and catch-up entertainment!