Evolution of the Entertainment Industry, Inspired by Technology

Updated On May 19, 2023 | by Manpreet Kaur Sandhu


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In recent years, global events have changed the way society functions. In virtually every sector of life, we have had to adjust so that our lives can continue without going outside our homes and too crowded establishments.  

These changes had a lasting effect on people. We discovered that we could comfortably function in smaller groups. Many of the necessities of life can be easily handled from our home office or smartphone more efficiently. Technology and our ingenuity lead us to create a new normal for 2023.

One industry that has dramatically evolved is the entertainment industry. Even before global changes, online entertainment, and live streaming were growing rapidly. But today, they include more households in the UK than ever before. 

The advent of digital technology has restructured the working models for artists and studios and also helped consumers get their favourite shows and movies from wherever they are. Let us look at just a few changes that have created the current portable or home-based entertainment trend.

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Technology has made it much easier to enjoy all kinds of entertainment in the UK. This is important when it comes to music.

The entertainment industry is divided into several sectors, each with specific goals. For example, some sectors focus on live performances while others provide electronic forms of entertainment such as games and television shows.

Some of these sectors are quite large and require a lot of money to start. However, technology has enabled access to these services from home and on a budget.

Some of the largest online music entertainment companies in the UK include:

  • Spotify
  • Apple Music
  • Amazon Music
  • Deezer
  • SoundCloud
  • YouTube
  • BBC Sounds

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The UK gaming industry has been in a state of evolution for the last three decades, with each period of its development shaped by prevailing technologies. In the first period, the industry grew quickly as passionate hobbyists and amateurs used computer literacy programs from the BBC to create video games on their home computers.

There are three main types of gaming – single-player, multiplayer, and massively multiplayer online (MMO). Massively multiplayer online games allow thousands of players to inhabit the same world simultaneously, while single-player games feature multiple characters interacting with each other.

Gaming is a popular entertainment sector enjoyed by people of all ages and backgrounds. It is played on different platforms, including video game consoles, PCs, and mobile devices.

As technology evolves, gaming is becoming more popular than ever before. Gaming has become one of the most important sectors within the entertainment industry in the UK. Traditional games are one area where growth is evident and exciting. One example is online Bingo rooms. Bingo is very popular in the UK, with millions of players annually.

In the first period, the industry grew rapidly as passionate hobbyists and amateurs used computer literacy programs from the BBC to create video games on their home computers.

Today, gaming (of every kind) is available from the comfort of your home and is easily accessed from quality gaming apps.

It is important to note that sports platforms are usually available in these same online establishments. 

Live Streaming

Live streaming delivers video and audio data over the internet in real-time without storing it beforehand. It is often used for television broadcasts, online gaming, and social media posts. Live streaming is not just for movies. You can catch many online comedy acts in the UK on Eventbrite. 

It is a powerful tool for businesses and organizations to connect with their audience organically. Using this method of communication has many benefits, including increased audience numbers, engagement, and reduced costs.

Live streaming is usually associated with movie networks. In the UK, the most prominent platforms include:

  • Amazon Prime Video
  • Apple TV+
  • Disney Plus
  • Netflix
  • NOW
  • BritBox
  • DAZN
  • Hayu


Entertainment is an essential part of our lives. Entertainment is a way to step away from our day-to-day lives and experience something enjoyable. It is a healthy part of socialization. With current tools, we can branch out and enjoy entertainment of all kinds. We can do something once or incorporate it into our regular schedule.

Whether you enjoy documentaries, concerts, art classes, or traditional games, there is something for everyone. What the future holds in this industry is yet to be seen. But if the recent growth of these sectors indicates what is to come, we are in for exciting events. 

There is one thing each of these areas of entertainment has in common. While new entertainment is continually introduced, we still love our favourite games, movies, acts, and songs of the past. It is safe to say that entertainment in the UK will always have a variety available for everyone. We will always embrace the old and the new and carry a passion for both.

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