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Millennials Are Ditching Their Television Sets, Shifting To Mobile To Watch TV Shows
AppAdvice ^ | Bryan M. Wolfe

Posted on 03/26/2014 5:34:58 PM PDT by Star Traveler

A new report suggests bigger isn’t better, when it comes to watching television programming. Deloitte found that Millennials rather watch movies and television shows on computers, smartphones, and tablets. These details were recently published in the firm’s annual Digital Democracy Survey.

Those between the ages of 14 and 24 only watch TV shows on an actual television set 44 percent of the time. Thirty-two percent of the time, TV shows are consumed on a desktop or laptop. Smartphones and tablets make up another 16 percent, while gaming devices are used 8 percent.

This is the first time computers, smartphones, and tablets have eclipsed televisions for any segment of the population, according to Gerald Belson, vice chairman of the firm’s U.S. media and entertainment practice, who spoke to Re/Code.

Not surprisingly, television use increases, the older the age group.

Those aged 25-30, for example, watch TV shows on a television set 53 percent of the time. This compares to 70 percent for Generation Xers (aged 31-47), 88 percent for Baby Boomers (aged 48-66), and 92 percent for those aged 67 and older.

Belson notes “The fact that we have some demographics watching television, but not on TV, is significant.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Technical
KEYWORDS: apple; apps; ipad; millennials
I use the iPad to watch various programs - from TV, Netflix, HBO, Hulu, Amazon - to live television (from cable via WiFi), etc. The iPad has an excellent screen.

If there is something I get just on the iPad, then I can transfer it to the it, flat-screen TV - with a couple of clicks on the iPad screen!

1 posted on 03/26/2014 5:34:58 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: Star Traveler

Put on some reading glasses and earphones and hold your phone about 3 inches from your nose and you suddenly have a 72 inch widescreen TV with Dolby digital sound.


2 posted on 03/26/2014 5:42:54 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Star Traveler

My desktop has a 24” monitor. Sometimes, I watch TV show streams from websites.

My laptop has a 17” screen. Sometimes, I watch TV show streams from websites.

My LR TV is a 32” LCD. Sometimes, I watch TV shows streams from websites via PLEX or ROKU.

The desktop and laptop monitors are 1080p and the LCD TV is an older model 720p.


3 posted on 03/26/2014 5:48:09 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Star Traveler

My family has never owned a tv. Hubby and I decided to not have one when we got married in the early 90’s.

My children (now teens and young adults) grew up without tv and have only ever known dvd movies and internet streaming. TV is for Grandparents.


4 posted on 03/26/2014 5:50:06 PM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with violence, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: Star Traveler

Unfortunately, to watch a lot of shows on your mobile or tablet, it requires you to have a cable subscription.


5 posted on 03/26/2014 5:52:56 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Star Traveler

So....we have the greatest communication and information gadgets ever invented, and we’re using them to WATCH TV? That’s like going to a 5 star restaurant and ordering a grilled cheese sammie.


6 posted on 03/26/2014 5:53:52 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: P-Marlowe

I wouldn’t recommend the iPhone for viewing movies and TV programs for any extended viewing. But for viewing here and there, once in a while, it will suffice.

HOWEVER, with an iPad, it’s terrific - and it’s super convenient. Sometimes I can’t get in to watch a program because of others in the house grabbing the TV (and we’re talking about several people and several TVs). I seem to be low man on the totem pole ... :-) ...

The iPad works great for me.


7 posted on 03/26/2014 5:55:42 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: P-Marlowe

My wife and I are in our seventies. We have the tablets and smartphones, but when it’s time for us to watch a favorite TV show or good movie, we retreat to our home theater. HD projector shooting on to a 10 foot screen with a great sound system. Far better than holding the smartphone up to your nose.


8 posted on 03/26/2014 5:58:26 PM PDT by Oldhunk
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To: dfwgator

I actually watch a lot of my programs separate from cable programming. But, I do have cable programming. You can get a lot of programming separate from cable.


9 posted on 03/26/2014 5:58:36 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler
Netflix streaming was a life-changing event for me. Well maybe I exaggerate. But now I can plug headphones into my MacBook Pro and watch Breaking Bad or House of Cards on the living room couch - commercial free - while the wife watches her "Lifetime Channel" crap on the TV.

Traditional television should fear for the future because I'm never going back to that horrible model. Streaming on demand is revolutionary. Even though not all shows and movies are available, there's more than enough of it already to occupy me for a lifetime.

10 posted on 03/26/2014 5:59:43 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Some Fat Guy in L.A.

-— ....we have the greatest communication and information gadgets ever invented, and we’re using them to WATCH TV? -—

I can watch movies riding the train or waiting while my wife shops. Pretty cool.


11 posted on 03/26/2014 6:01:09 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Some Fat Guy in L.A.

I don’t know about other people, but for me, video programming is one item of a huge “mix” of things I use my iPad for. My iPad has an extremely wide range of use for me. I’m glad to add video programming to the mix.


12 posted on 03/26/2014 6:01:34 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: SamAdams76

You bet!


13 posted on 03/26/2014 6:02:16 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

Most of the stuff I watch I get from YouTube.


14 posted on 03/26/2014 6:07:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Star Traveler

I ditched TV because it sucked. The News sucked, the programs sucked, the weather channel sucked, the educational programs sucked, the musical programs sucked, and even the cooking programs contained offensive political messages and they sucked. I use FR and a few other sources for news and weather. I read at night where several years ago I just sat like a zombie in front of the TV.


15 posted on 03/26/2014 6:17:11 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: vetvetdoug

I still like the video programming I am able to find on TV - but I’m a whole lot more choosy about it! And, as I said above, I do watch video programming from a lot of other sources, besides TV.


16 posted on 03/26/2014 6:21:11 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

I haven’t watched television in over a decade. Who does that in the 21st century?


17 posted on 03/26/2014 6:46:19 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

In case you didn’t realize it ... a WHOLE LOT of people ... :-) ...


18 posted on 03/26/2014 6:49:13 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: 1010RD

Just to give you some “numbers” to chew on, in terms of “households” (which is apparently a calculation which is used) — there are 114,200,000 households in the USA in the viewing audience.


19 posted on 03/26/2014 6:53:33 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: dfwgator
Unfortunately, to watch a lot of shows on your mobile or tablet, it requires you to have a cable subscription.

Yeah. I'm assuming you mean getting Internet access via your cable along with TV? The bandwidth is capable of handling streaming video. That's what I have, so no problem using my mobile stuff in my home. But when visiting elsewhere, the wi-fi bandwidth sucks and can't handle streaming video very well (or at all).

20 posted on 03/26/2014 6:54:49 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: vetvetdoug
I read at night where several years ago I just sat like a zombie in front of the TV.

I read about that too. I am glad you're better, but I never thought you were a real zombie.

21 posted on 03/26/2014 7:01:14 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Star Traveler

I am more likely to chew on the cable than those numbers.


22 posted on 03/26/2014 7:01:40 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

In terms of people and not households, it’s 238 MILLION PEOPLE ...


23 posted on 03/26/2014 7:04:56 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

There is no better experience than watching TV programs on a big screen TV.

I can get the TV programs through desktops and laptops and even a smartphone, but, I always “rebroadcast” that signal via an HDMI connection to the TV, or through Chromecast. No tiny screens for me. And yes, even my desktop’s 24 inch monitor seems small to me.


24 posted on 03/26/2014 7:07:27 PM PDT by adorno (Y)
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To: 1010RD

Here’s one for you ... LOL ...

German Woman, Dead Six Months ... Found in Front of TV
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3137777/posts

BERLIN (Reuters) - The corpse of a 66-year-old German woman who died more than six months ago was found in her apartment, in front of a television set that was still on, the Frankfurter Neue Presse newspaper reported on Tuesday.

The woman, in the town of Oberursel near Frankfurt, died of natural causes in a nightgown while watching TV. There was a program guide from September nearby, the newspaper said, describing the body as “partially mummified”.


25 posted on 03/26/2014 7:08:34 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

Imagine being a member of her family if she had any. How could you miss 6 months of family activities? I talk to my family every week at least.


26 posted on 03/26/2014 7:17:01 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Star Traveler

I watch virtually everything on my ipad mini. And I’m no millenial!


27 posted on 03/26/2014 7:21:36 PM PDT by Moonmad27 ("I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." Jessica Rabbit)
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To: 1010RD

Same here. I haven’t watched tv for about 10 years. I get all my news/entertainment from the internet


28 posted on 03/26/2014 7:44:45 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Star Traveler

Two years ago, we decided that since we weren’t watching that much TV that we would cancel our cable. (No regrets, believe me)

Kid was 15 years old at the time. It took him 2 weeks to notice.

(For those of a certain age - how long would it have taken you to notice your parents had cancelled their TV connection? In my case, it would have been about 5 minutes)


29 posted on 03/26/2014 8:16:00 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Star Traveler

The xfinity app doesn’t support airPlay.


30 posted on 03/26/2014 9:10:18 PM PDT by Lisbon1940
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To: P-Marlowe

Incentive: Add up the cost of a cellphone with a data plan and your landline phone and the cable & internet bill then x it by 5 years.... shocking! I estimated mine at $12 to 15 thousand! I coulda bought a new car or used it as a down payment on a house!

You will then cut the cable tv and ditch the landline and get the internet only then the get T-Mobile $30 plan with 5gb 4g data that slows to 3g afterwards if used up before the month is over. You get only 100 mins but you can get the google voice app to use your data for phone calls.
Uses 1mb to 3mb for one minute of calling.
http://prepaid-phones.t-mobile.com/prepaid-plans

$35 + $45 (includes tax)= $80 a month and you have phone and internet and tv (need wifi enable tv with multiple wifi and hdmi ports)

Go here among other sites for many shows. http://watchseries.lt


31 posted on 03/26/2014 9:24:43 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Lisbon1940

Did you do the AirPlay first, and then go to the app?


32 posted on 03/27/2014 2:14:00 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: 4rcane

TVs been boring for decades. You can count the good shows on a single hand. I love the internet and the ability to delve deeper into a subject. TV is so passive, plus I think it works to desensitize you.

Compare Dick Van Dyke Show with Seinfeld. It just gets worse year after year. TV is for dummies.


33 posted on 03/27/2014 4:53:06 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: SamAdams76
I have family in the advertising business.

They are very, very, worried about the future. To the point they are lobbying hard to have commercials required by law to be in all media.

34 posted on 03/27/2014 5:53:05 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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