With the effects of the pandemic causing drastic changes to our lives, most people find themselves stuck at home. Travel and outdoor activities are limited so you have no choice but to spend most of your time indoors, which directs you straight to the internet. We mostly go online to search for many things such as stuff to buy and now more than ever, for entertainment.
Making plans for a trip in our current situation is futile, so you have to make do of what you have to kill time. This is where the internet comes in handy. Since we’re all going to be at home most of the time for what looks like until the next year, exploring the virtual world is the closest source of fun that we have.
When it seems like you’ve done literally everything, from cleaning your entire house to calling and texting your family and friends, and listening to all your songs on your playlist, scouring things to do online is the only remaining option left. If you’re bored to death, then here are the best online activities you can do to keep yourself entertained.
Online games have become even more popular because most people are staying at home. It’s also more convenient to play nowadays since games are more accessible and you can play them on different devices, whether it’s on your phone, consoles, or your personal computer. There are also tons of variety, themes, and styles, in every genre of gaming.
Aside from the classic video games that you’re used to playing, there is also the advent of online casinos that has become even more popular over the years. You can play for fun or win real money by signing up for a membership on plenty of online casino websites. This is a more convenient way of still having the luxury of playing casino games without going out and traveling to a real casino. If you’re a beginner, you can start with simple games such as online roulette and slot machines.
Watch films and TV shows
With video-on-demand, the internet has redefined watching films and television shows. Nowadays, when we talk about TV, you have to include shows that are produced by various streaming platforms such as Hulu and Netflix. Even the biggest TV networks like HBO also have their own streaming services, proving that the consumer market online is profitable.
Many streaming services providers have been offering free trials since quarantine measures were implemented in different countries all over the world. Streaming titan Netflix is still king, while other platforms like HBO Go and the newest player in the market Quibi also offer a ton of past and current content that feature top-rated programs. There’s enough shows and movies that you can discover and watch again that is sure to keep you company until things get better outside.
Aside from streaming platforms offering free trials of their services to audiences, there are also websites and apps that provide free reading content. You can read novels, comics, and lots of other reading materials online for free. Websites and apps such as Comixology and Epic are letting new users read for a trial period, where they can browse through lots of materials for entertainment and education.
There is also Kindle, where you can buy plenty of ebooks and audiobooks for your reading pleasure.
The internet provides us with an abundance of entertaining content that we can play, stream, or read. Your options are virtually limitless, which makes it more fun and exciting to continue indulging your entertainment pleasure.
Luther Abrams is an online game and sports enthusiast who spent his younger years playing and watching basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, and badminton games, among the many others. Today, as an early retiree, he continues to write about his love and passion for sports. On most days, he also loves to play ball with his two kids.