The digital age has brought many changes to the way we live. Digital entertainment technologies have changed everything from how we communicate to how we entertain ourselves. Here are some digital media and entertainment trends to watch this year.
The Metaverse is a digital entertainment technology that is becoming very popular in recent years. It is an online virtual world where users can create and interact with personalized virtual representations of themselves. Metaverse is based on the idea of a virtual world beyond the Internet, allowing users to explore, socialize, and do business in a 3D environment.
It offers something that no other platform can match. Users can travel through different virtual worlds, each with its own unique appearance. This allows them to explore new cultures and landscapes without ever having to leave their home. Whether watching a movie or playing a game, users can escape to a new world and forget their troubles for a while.
Augmented and virtual realities
This year, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have become two of the most popular digital entertainment trends. Both are based on creating a simulated or virtual environment that allows users to interact with digital content. Although both have been around for quite some time, they have only recently become popular due to the development of new technologies which have made them more accessible and affordable.
Augmented reality is used in various fields including education, training, and business while virtual reality is mainly used in the entertainment industry. This includes video games, movies, and other forms of entertainment. Based on a gaming survey by GoodLuckMate, VR is also making its way into the iGaming industry. In fact, more than a quarter of consumers have already tried VR gaming, and that share is expected to grow.
Artificial intelligence and streaming services
Netflix is one of the most successful streaming services in the world. The company has over 221.64 million subscribers in 2022 and its library of original content continues to grow. In addition to its success as a streaming service, Netflix is also investing in artificial intelligence (AI) to improve its user experience. Additionally, it introduced new products like games and quizzes.
In 2017, the company released an AI-powered feature called “Netflix Recommended TV”. This feature uses machine learning algorithms to recommend the most compatible TVs for the Netflix app. Streaming services will continue to invest in AI-powered platforms to improve content recommendations, analyze data users’ viewing habits, and make recommendations for new content.
eSports is a new digital entertainment trend in recent years that is expected to gain popularity even after 2022. eSports represent competitions between video game players, often organized into leagues. Competitors usually play the game in front of an audience, either online or in person.
Some believe esports will become as popular as physical sports like football and basketball within the next decade. The global esports market is expected to grow from $2.0 billion in 2021 to $2.5 billion by 2022. This growth is driven, in part, by the growing popularity of streaming services like Twitch, which allow spectators to watch competitive game matches live online.