More than half of internet users use video streaming services

June 28, 2019

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Streaming video services usage is on the rise, growing 25 percent in the last 6 months. While in November 2018 42 percent of Romanian internet users were watching video streaming to relax in their spare time, the percentage reaches 52 percent today, according to “Digital Evolution: Connected Consumer Monitor” quantitative study (national sample of 1,061 respondents, Internet users, 18-65 years), conducted by EXACT Business Solutions. Internet users spend daily between 1-2 hours to watch movies and TV series, depending on the online streaming platform you choose. With this growth, it is also noted the increased use of smart TV when it comes to how to access the Internet. Thus, at present, 36 percent of Romanian Internet users use smart TV on a monthly basis to watch streaming services.

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