In 2020, the world changed. For many of us, it meant that we were confined to our homes for weeks if not months on end. No socializing in public. No in-person work. No family. We were left in our homes, and we had to spend a huge amount of time entertaining ourselves. At that time, many of us saw a drastic shift from in-person entertainment to online entertainment. Many of us have stayed like this, long after we’ve been allowed to leave our homes again.
But is online entertainment better than in-person entertainment? Let’s take a look!
Online entertainment is more convenient
Online entertainment is at our fingertips. With a few clicks of our mouse (or taps of the phone screen), we can instantly access movies, TV shows, books, online casinos and more. The world of entertainment has never been so accessible.
The best part is that it doesn’t matter what time of day we need entertainment, we can always find something online. Want in-person entertainment? Wherever you go will have limited opening hours. You don’t feel quite as free. Although, we suppose in some instances this does mean that you can limit your entertainment somewhat.
Sometimes, it is just a whole lot of hassle to go out. With online entertainment? Just pull on some casual clothes (or no clothes at all, if you’re feeling particularly feisty) and you’re ready to rock and roll!
It is often a lot cheaper than in-person entertainment
Let’s be honest, online entertainment is generally a whole lot cheaper than in-person entertainment. When you go out for your in-person entertainment, there are entertainment costs and travel costs, and perhaps the cost of some food and drink, etc. A single night can easily see you spending hundreds of dollars. We are currently living in a time where it is important to save as much money as possible, and nobody wants to be constantly spending a ton of money on their entertainment.
If you love playing at casinos, you’ll also find that you can save a bit of money by gambling online. If you are headed to a real-life casino (if there is one in your local area), then you are going to be spending several dollars a go when you are playing games. If you gamble online at one of the best online slots Canada has to offer, you can play for just a few cents. Playing is still just as exciting, you’re just not blowing through anywhere near as much money, as there are built in ways to try and limit what you spend, such as daily caps.
This doesn’t just apply to online casinos, either. Almost all entertainment is cheaper online than the in-person version.
Online entertainment provides more options
When it comes to online entertainment, you have a lot more options too. Once again, let’s use the online casino games as an example. Unless you live in Las Vegas, chances are you have maybe one or two casinos on your doorstep (some people have none), which doesn’t leave you with much choice. Head online and you have instant access to thousands of online casinos. You can always find a game that you want to play.
Want to watch a movie? You have thousands of them spread across various streaming services, all of which are cheaper to subscribe to than the cost of a cinema ticket. It’s the same with TV shows. Want to read a book? Grab a Kindle and Kindle Unlimited and you have tens of thousands of books that you can read with no more than a tap of your screen.
In-person entertainment provides so few options that more often than not, you just feel limited in your entertainment options.
Do you lose social contact when not engaging in in-person entertainment?
Of course, as brilliant as online entertainment can be, engaging in it too much can lead to the whole social aspect of heading out and mingling with people being lost. People do like to get out and about, which is why many people choose where they vacation based on who they are likely to meet when there. But this is not the case with everyone. Some people enjoy being on their own or communicating digitally.
Of course, if you are not into the whole social aspect thing of in-person entertainment, then you can cast this negative to one side. But if you do enjoy the social side of things, then you’ll be pleasantly surprised to know that online casinos and other digital platforms have forums and social channels designed to keep the social side of things alive. You can therefore get the best of both worlds!
While there are certainly plenty of positives to in-person entertainment, there are so many advantages to online entertainment that you can almost call online entertainment better. After all, being online means that you have more options at a far more affordable price. How can you turn your nose up at that?