Our homes are our castles. When we’re at home we feel safe, relaxed, able to control our surroundings, and totally at ease. Another wonderful thing about staying at home? The options for at-home entertainment have never been better and are set to just keep on improving. No matter what your gaming, entertainment, or relaxation preferences are – you can find an at-home setup that is specifically geared towards what works best for you. Here is a look at some of the developments we can expect to see in the area of at-home entertainment over the coming years.
Prepare for an immersive and interactive experience
Playing at home no longer means playing alone or being socially isolated from those partaking in real-world activities. Increasingly, you’re going to find online entertainment options that simply ask you to click here in order to be transported to a dynamic and interactive social experience. Online casinos, for example, are offering live dealers and other features that allow those playing to engage and interact just as they would in a physical casino. This not only adds more fun and excitement to the game itself but also provides opportunities to meet new people from around the world.
You don’t necessarily need to think big
Wearable technology is becoming an increasingly integral aspect of our daily lives and there is a lot of money being poured into finding creative ways to make this technology entertaining. Although some may swear by having a big screen at home, the future is likely to be focused on the small, portable screens that have become like an extension of our bodies.
Virtual reality is coming to a couch near you
We can definitely expect virtual and augmented reality to play an increasingly important role in how we entertain ourselves at home. From enjoying your favorite sport from the point of view of one of the key players, to truly experiencing the surroundings in your most beloved video game, these seemingly futuristic experiences will soon be readily available. The possibilities of 5G also mean that speed will no longer be a limiting factor when it comes to soaking up the very best of what virtual entertainment has to offer.
Say it out loud
Whether or not Alexa is already a constant presence in your home, you’re probably comfortable using voice commands at least on occasion. And in you haven’t already harnessed the potential of voice recognition to bolster your at-home entertainment experience, be prepared to do so. The role of voice-activated technology is set to having a similar impact on how we watch and play as the remote control did. By some estimates, upwards of half of all searches are already being done by voice. That’s a pretty astonishing figure when you think how far we’ve from having to get up and manually change the television channel using a knob. What’s more, as AI continues to develop, you’re going to be able to use your entertainment platforms to ask for recommendations, get feedback on your playing, and even provide quality entertainment in their own right.