Let me explain what I mean. With the rise of Netflix streaming video and more On Demand options, it seems that we (as consumers) are getting more comfortable with the idea of accessing content that is stored in another location. Right now, only a small fraction of movies / TV shows are available this way – but 10-15 years ago, I could have said the same about DVDs.
It doesn’t seem to be that much of a stretch to imagine that everything you can currently get from a DVD (including bonus features, deleted scenes, commentary, etc.) could be available through some kind of streaming service. I know there are thorny issues around licensing that need to be overcome, but they don’t seem insurmountable.
Questions: Is it likely that we will be able to get anything that is currently available on DVD through some kind of streaming service? If so – how far away are we from this happening? If not – why not?