Skip to comments.The Average American Is Streaming 8 Hours of Content Daily — Report
Posted on 04/14/2020 8:19:21 PM PDT by EdnaMode
Believe it or not, streaming has become more popular as people continue to hole up indoors. The average person is streaming eight hours of content per day and has logins for at least four streaming services, according to a new study from OnePoll.
The research firms new study, first reported by the Los Angeles Times, found the average person has access to four streaming services, while 38 percent of poll respondents said they logged into five or more platforms.
There has been no shortage of reports about the increased interest in streaming film and television as more Americans practice social distancing and find ways to stay entertained while indoors, but OnePolls research suggests that the average American is spending a third of their day streaming content, the most head-turning data about the state of the streaming industry since global affairs upended much of the entertainment industry. The research also implies that four or five streaming services arent enough for many consumers: 47 percent of poll respondents said they also use free streaming platforms to watch films or television shows in addition to the services they pay for.
The OnePoll research, which was conducted on behalf of Tubi, did not offer a breakdown on which streaming services are seeing the most usage but recent reports from other firms suggest that Disney+ and Netflix are enjoying particularly strong gains.
The ongoing pandemic has impacted the release dates of numerous movies and television shows, including several projects that were expected to hit various streaming services in the coming months. Peacock Chairman Matt Strauss told reporters on Tuesday that the upcoming NBCUniversal-owned streaming service would unlikely have adult-oriented scripted originals at launch, while Disney+ and Netflix have already announced production delays for practically all of their upcoming scripted series.
Streaming services and entertainment producers are nonetheless making moves to entice viewers during the ongoing pandemic. Apple recently made many of its Apple TV+ shows available for free, while HBO is offering free streaming of The Sopranos, The Wire, and hundreds of hours of content.
Though the streaming industry has been significantly disrupted by current events, the pandemic hasnt stopped the industry from becoming more competitive than ever. The short-form Quibi service launched in early April, while the aforementioned Peacock launches for select Comcast customers on April 15 before launching nationally on July 15. WarnerMedias HBO Max is still slated to launch sometime in May.
I am. Read 3 this week but I am still working.
I don’t think cinemas are coming back.
$12 a ticket, plus $10 for popcorn. Noisy people. Who needs it? Stay home and stream content.
John Chapter 1
And only stream Whitehouse press conferences.
I read at least two a week every year. I keep track on Goodreads, where I set an annual goal.
Yeah, I’ve been reading a lot. And writing, but I leave streaming or downloaded video on in the background. It’s way more than eight hours.
So I read a lot of FR. And I have Kraftwerk going on in my Skullcandys.
Yes, I'm weird...
That data will be eaten quickly. I wonder if Comcast will exempt for this time. They already give 2 months free. But no word if they will give it to this.
I heard those who are verocious readers get Alzheimers. Teachers get it at a higher clip too. No thanks!!!!
And Chinese Communist ownership of one of the big chains, AMC
Americans were shocked and angered today on Facebook when they found out that Smithfield is Communist Chinese-owned.
Normal Americans are starting to get the message that Communist China is bad for their health. Granted, a few liberal (white) snowflakes were defending Communist China with calls of xenophobia and racism, but overall, there is a definite hate for Communist China. Not like last year when Trump levied the tariffs, where most were pro-Communist Chinese...
In the great quarantine of 2020...if the net goes out, sh*t gets real.
And half that is pron.
What is a Skullcandy?
Nevermind. I binged it.
“About half of the consumers surveyed said they canceled their free trial on a streaming service after they finished watching a show.”
That’s funny. The LA Times interviewed 2,000 and discovered that 1/2 signed up for a free trial, watched a few things, and then cancelled. Like purchasing a new suit at JC Penny, wearing to a wedding, and returning it the next week.
My hunch is that the number of subscribers is much lower than wanted by Kraztenberg, Disney and other platforms. People want free shows, free music, free computer programs and free books. Young people want spending money for restaurants and free social media sites for posting their drinks and plates.
i read about 2 hours of website news stories a day does that count?
I do my best to keep my kids off the phone the computer and their video games as much as possible
Its very difficult task these days
Stream Huckabee, Trump announcements and speeches, OANN, Mark Levin, Stuart Varney, Jeanine Pirro, sometimes Sean Vannity-Interruptus, etc on YouTube.
Make your popcorn at home w/coconut oil for that movie theater flavor.
Enjoy with a streamed movie OR with PDJT’s next presser where he roasts those snarling hyenas who dare call themselves reporters.
Yesterday’s was a barn burner, the first one I have watched straight through. Geez, this Pres. is good at what he does!
When that little creep Paula Reid starts hectoring & gesticulating, my bowl of O.R.’s will be at the ready.
Reid is the female Acosta. Too bad, she’s quite a little hottie.
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