One night over the holidays, Krissie became obsessed with trying to watch Four Christmasses when she found out that her visiting sister hadn't seen it.
Easy enough, right?
We started by checking Fios On Demand, no luck.
Then we checked Netflix streaming. Nope.
So then we checked a streaming movie rental app on our new interwebtastic TV. Not there either.
Next came Apple TV, negative (good news since I didn't want to finance a movie rental from Apple).
Hulu Plus app on our TV? Nah.
Xbox 360 video? No dice.
There we were, with an embarrassment of streaming technology and the expectation that we should be able to instantly watch ANYTHING in MIND-NUMBINGLY beautiful High Definition, for FREE, no less.
And it was then, in the midst of our outrage, that I realized that up until very recently, maybe a year or two ago, streaming movies was the stuff of science-fiction. People were burned at the stake as witches for even suggesting the that they could conjure movies on their TV using the Internet…much less at a resolution even remotely watchable. Animated GIF? I hope you're on a university ethernet connection, bud.
Didn't the future used to be more interesting for longer? Nintendo was amazing for YEARS! Now I have 10,000 songs in my pocket and I'm annoyed that I can only download a podcast if I'm connected to Wifi.
I guess it's really just this.