It’s been said we live in a Netflix universe. Now, new data crunching from Streaming Observer claims people spend more time each day with the subscription streaming video pioneer — with the exception of sleeping and working.
The report claims Netflix’s 139 million subscribers in 2018 collectively consumed 164.8 hours of content per day – about 1 hour and 11 minutes each – churning through an estimated 494.4 million GB of bandwidth daily, or 15% of world’s bandwidth.
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“Netflix users could be consuming even more data if the service wasn’t so [efficient] at compressing its videos,” Streaming Observer wrote.
Netflix reports first-quarter (ended March 31) results on April 16.
Netflix is known for original TV series such as “House of Cards,” “Stranger Things,” “Orange Is the New Black” and “The Crown.”
While the streaming video pioneer is ramping up original movie production, its portfolio of highly-rated third-party movies tops the renowned feature film repository of HBO Now, in addition to Amazon Prime Video and Hulu, according to new data from Streaming Observer.
Using Rotten Tomatoes’ “Certified Fresh” movies rating system, in addition to a combination of data from streaming service providers and third-party sites RealGood and JustWatch, Streaming Observer found Netflix has more “certified fresh” movies (596) than HBO Now (38), Prime Video (232) and Hulu (223) combined.
The ranking is significant considering Netflix has 3,000 fewer movies available to stream (3,839 through Jan. 20, 2019) than it did in 2018, and its library is 450% smaller than Prime Video’s with 17,461 titles.
Hulu and HBO Now had 2,336 and 815 movies, respectively.
“Netflix remains the best streaming service overall … for the time being,” wrote Chris Brantner, analyst with Streaming Observer. “Of course, as new streaming services from Disney, Apple, and others enter the market, and Netflix loses more of its licensed content, it remains to be seen how long it can hold onto the crown.”