Despite modern perceptions that tablets and mobile devices have overtaken traditional televisions, research by Ofcom has found that living room television is "making a comeback".
However, there are an increasing array of digital media devices vying for families attentions in the living room.
So how has the traditional living room transformed into a "digital media hub"?
30 years ago, television owners used to have just four channels to choose from which they may have had to change manually.
The evolution of satellite television and technology means viewers now have hundreds of channels at their disposal with the ability to flick between and around remotely.
Homes which used to be dominated by VHS or Betamax now utilise high quality Blu-ray players and video on demand services.
The trend of 'media meshing' - whereby activities such as tweeting or texting relating to the programme being watched are carried out on other devices - has led to an increased use of smart phones and tablets in the living room.
People are streaming videos, sending instant messages and updating their social media status whilst watching television more than ever before.
With technology continuing to evolve, the television habits of the next generation may tell a different story.