With all these streaming services like Netflix available to us, I have a confession to make.
I’m not the biggest fan of TV entertainment.
That’s not to say I don’t appreciate good shows or movies. It’s simply not something that fills my typical week. It’s probably because my days tend to be pretty busy and there’s not much time left to sit or vegetate in front of the box.
But even a reluctant viewer like me can see that the world of television has changed – and is changing.
It used to be that programmes were scheduled for certain times of the week. The only way to watch them was at the allotted hour – or hope the series was repeated.
That way of life has all but gone because of one thing.
The Netflix Factor
People no longer have to wait for the day of their favourite show. They can watch on-demand. They can stream their favourite show any hour of the day, from anywhere in the world.
The viewer can go from one episode to the next without moving from their chair, sofa or bed. The streaming service takes care of that with its auto-play feature. It plays the next episode unless you press or tap to stop.
It struck me the other day how my Tomorrow’s VA – The Hub is a bit like Netflix (or Prime or Disney Plus).
Okay, you only pay once (and not a rolling monthly subscription). And I don’t have ‘auto play’ on. But there are many similarities.
I’m using Netflix as an example but the comparison works with the other streaming and on-demand services as well.
Here’s the Way I See It
(And I’ve checked with friends who know far more about all these streaming services than me, to make sure I’m not just imagining all this).
Netflix delivers shows on demand.
The Tomorrow’s VA – The Hub offers online training in Microsoft Office, 365 and Teams on demand.
Netflix allows you to stream episode to episode in one show or flick across to a different show – and then back to your original viewing if you wish.
The Hub is the same. You can access any course and go through it all in one go. Or you can dip into it and come back for the rest another time.
Versatile. Flexible. Quality
Netflix can be viewed on any computer, smartphone or mobile device. Anytime, anywhere.
The Hub offers the same. The training never leaves your side. You can access it 24-7 from anywhere in the world.
Netflix is all about high-quality production values. It wants the best shows and to create its own exclusive series.
The Hub is also known for its quality production. I set it all up so the audio is really good. I record in a clear, evenly paced way. There’s no waffle or padding. You just get all the essential ‘how to’ instruction, step by step.
It’s as if I’m there by your side, showing you what to do.
The Full Monty
Netflix covers a full range of genres – comedy, drama, romance, sci-fi, action, adventure, thrillers and blockbusters.
The Hub covers all your favourite Microsoft applications – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Teams.
Its training and learning on demand. Stream it when you want it, any way you want it.
Maybe I should have called the product “ITFlix”?
Come to think of it, Tomorrow’s VA – The Hub does have a different name. It’s also known as ‘The Full Monty’ – after a British movie comedy.
The Complete Box Set
Some people have given The Hub that name because it sums up what you get with it. It’s the full amount possible.
It is the complete box set of my online training courses. The whole lot on stage, all in one place.
The routine is the same for all the courses in the line-up. High quality. No waffle. No padding. Just simple, easy-to-follow step by step instructions – as if I’m there by your side.
All the Microsoft Office, 365 and Teams training you could need. But unlike with Netflix, with The Hub, you get lifetime access.
That’s right. You pay once and never a penny or cent again. Even when new courses are added to the box set collection. As a member of The Hub, new courses are given to you for free.
No wonder my on-demand box set of online training courses is in demand. Do take a look if you’ve not done so before.
Out of curiosity, what streaming services do you use? And what are your favourite shows or series?
There seem to be so many to choose from.