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How Do You Get Privacy To Watch Movies And Web Series In Joint Family

Discussion in 'Relationship With In-Laws' started by Needtobestrong, Mar 23, 2021.

  1. Needtobestrong

    Needtobestrong Platinum IL'ite

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    I find comedy and romantic movies to be good options to de stress..if I switch on TV during any free time, I feel extremely uncomfortable when in laws walk by, they’re not so good at respecting privacy..in fact when I was watching one interesting movie scene of my favourite actor, FIL walked in and was asking why I’m Watching TV at this time and many questions on what I’m watching etc.
    I was irritated and self conscious, but answered politely as due to generation gap there won’t be much understanding of privacy etc..and I don’t want to make it an issue..
    Hence I prefer to put only general content such as news channels, news videos, educational documentaries on TV when in laws are here..
    Many couples have separate wall mounted TV their bedroom...my cousin who stays with been in laws and has a kid, has a separate TV in their bedroom...and one common TV in hall room....
    We don’t have separate TV due to cost involved and as it seem as to be an unnecessary expense considering we don’t get much time to watch TV...
    Nowadays everyOne has account in Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hotstar, YouTube, and other online streaming platforms...
    In nuclear families, it s not an issue as elders are not there and couples without no kids can watch anytime and couples with kids can watch after kids go to sleep ...but in joint family privacy become such a constraint..
    Most movies and web series have some adult content , which elders and kids won’t find suitable,,.so just want to get an idea how and when you ladies manage to catch up with movies and web series ...
    After all how ever busy we are, entertainment is important and refreshing...
    Do you watch your entertainment on mobile phone? tablets / IPads ? laptop?
     
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  2. MalStrom

    MalStrom IL Hall of Fame

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    Watch on laptop in your room. This was a common issue even during my childhood once cable TV arrived when everyone wanted to see different programs.
     
  3. PurpleRoses

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    I think its common from childhood days. That time we had one tv and no internet or digital platforms so all had to struggle to watch their fave programs/channels. Mostly we kids never got to watch. :oops:


    Now we are blessed that technology has advanced. It's easier to buy subscription and watch whatever you want on your mobile or laptop with the comfort and privacy of your own room.
    I feel buying another tv is waste of money as whole day we are busy with works, rarely get time to watch tv anyway.
     
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    Laptop alone in my bedroom after chores are done,with some yummy snacks..:)
     
  5. DDream

    DDream Platinum IL'ite

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    Its possible to create user account with password, for example in Netflix, so that only you can see what you watched.

    Laptop is a good option. If you have wifi in home, have an extra TV in your private space and connect it. Or have Mobile connected to TV through technique like chromcast. For this last option install,Netflix in your mobile and cast it to the TV. You can also watch programs by using mobile or tablet. But it will add stress to your eyes.

    For kids there is option to create a user for kids ,so only kids related program appear in that user name. In my home kids can access only that part of Netflix or Amazon.

    We use smarttv in common room. So I use old TV ( smart but no direct wifi) in another room with chromcast, so I have my own space to watch whatever I want. I dont watch TV much. But for watching movies, I prefer my room. I usually connect youtube, youtube TV, amazone prime or Netflix this way.
     
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    My home tv is used very rarely. I watch everything in my laptop only. Now we have the choice and freedom to select whatever we want. If it is louder, sometimes I use the headphones(but I won`t prefer and like).
    Every member of the family glued to their laptop all the time. Not sure whether it is a boon or curse?
     
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