The Emmys, who send out previews of potential Emmy Nominees to 18,500 members so they can vote on the year’s winners by DVD, released an email stating they will start sending out Chromecasts.
The Academy says this initiative “represents the latest move by the Academy to evolve and enhance the viewing and voting procedures for the Emmy awards with state-of-the-art technology and methodology.” In an email to the members of the Academy they said, “You then use a phone, tablet, or laptop to cast your favorite entertainment and apps—including the Emmy Nominee viewing platform (which will have all the nominees included)—right to the big screen.”
This is one more nail in the coffin of DVDs in just the last few months. Several major studios have stopped putting out DVDs, including Fox announcing they are ending the release of DVDs for shows like The Simpsons.
This may be a double edged sword for cord cutters because you give up some control of your content when you stream it online. Yet you also have greater flexibility and access to your content.
This is not only a sign of the death of DVDs but also a sign of the growth of digital media. In the end, the growth of digital media can only be good for cord cutters.