Binge-watch means to watch multiple episodes of a television series in rapid succession. Binge-watch is a verb, related words are binge-watches, binge-watched, binge-watching and binge watcher which is rendered without a hyphen, according to the Oxford English Dictionary. Traditionally, episodes of a television series are broadcast live once per week. With the advent of video tapes, DVDs and streaming services such as Netflix, episodes of television series have become available on demand. It is now possible to view all the episodes in a series in a short period of time or to binge on a particular television series. The term binge-watch was first used in the 1990s, in 2015 Collins Dictionary dubbed binge-watch the word of the year.
However, with the HBO drama becoming virtually unignorable, many are finally going to bite the bullet and binge-watch every episode of “Game of Thrones” ahead of the Season 6 premiere. (The International Business Times)
In a recent study in the Journal of Health Psychology, researchers analyzed the psychology of TV binge-watching, examining what motivates people to binge-watch and how they feel about the habit, and among the results was some good news for anyone who prefers to spend their weekends on the couch with the TV on. (New York Magazine)
But you’ll be able to binge-watch all HBO content if you so choose, including its mega-hit “Game of Thrones” right in time for the season premiere on Sunday night. (The Business INsider)
Netflix is rolling out an app update for the iPhone and iPad Wednesday that will make it easier for people to binge-watch. (TIME Magazine)
Ever spent hours binge-watching shows on Netflix on your mobile data connection, only to find that you’ve used your entire month’s data allowance before you reach the end of the series? (The Irish Times)