Video and audio streaming is all the rage these days. But how well will it work out? Last year, mobile phone companies started moving toward data caps and throttling. I finally got my first 'smart' phone late last year and have a 4GB data cap. This may sound like a lot, but if you stream several full-length movies, that cap won't last. And if throttling is used, then I'll have annoying pauses in the video that I wouldn't get with DVD or Blu-ray.
Even at home, using my laptop, I constantly have issues viewing media over the internet. You-Tube works well, as I can let it download the video before watching it, but streaming doesn't work like that. It only looks ahead a small amount, giving you the video as you need it. This works well if you have a clear, strong, unhampered connection, but does anyone have that these days?
That said, I greatly enjoy streaming. It's easy, somewhat efficient, and I don't have to maintain anything on my end. However, if I lose track of one of the videos, it can be very difficult to find it again. I have accounts where I can purchase streaming movies that stay on their server, but what if the business goes under?
All in all, I think I would rather have physical media for the moment, even with draconian DRM practices.