A Video on Demand, or VOD, device enables people to watch satellite TV without paying a monthly fee. VOD gadgets allow users to watch video content or listen to audio broadcasts. The use of a Subscription Video on Demand, or SVOD, device means that satellite TV viewers only pay according to what they watch rather than a monthly fee.
As of 2015, typical satellite TV charges in the United States range between $19.99 to $89.99 per month, and some people pay an average of $1,476 for an entire year. Satellite TV companies assume that the subscriber watches many various TV programs throughout the month, but some customers want to pay only for the programs they watch instead of a fixed monthly fee for an entire package.
VOD devices stream videos and audio content to computers, iPads, iPhones, portable media players and set-top boxes. Accordingly, VOD is the ideal way to enjoy pay-per-view satellite TV programs. With VOD, viewers can choose the movies, music or broadcasts they want to watch. Users can also download TV programs onto a PC for viewing in future.
Various devices are available at retailers such as Walmart including, Roku boxes, Chromecast devices and AppleTV, as described on MainStreet.com