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50% of Netflix users view via gaming consoles

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Jul 2011 22:04 User comments (5)

50% of Netflix users view via gaming consoles Nielsen has posted figures on Hulu and Netflix usage, by device, and it appears that a full 50 percent of all users stream the service via gaming consoles.
For Netflix, 42 percent watch via their computers, 25 percent watch from their Wii, 14 percent stream from their TV (hooked up to computer), 13 percent use their PS3 and 12 percent use the Xbox 360.

Because the 12,000 users surveyed were allowed to give multiple answers, it is unclear how many use consoles or their computer exclusively.

Many users also connected via Blu-ray players, set-top boxes, and mobile phones.

For Hulu, 89 percent used their computers, unsurprisingly since the service costs money on any mobile device or console.

73 percent of Hulu users "primarily" watched TV shows while Netflix had that figure at 11 percent.

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5 user comments

128.7.2011 2:14

The interface on ps3 is garbage so I try to stay off of that one.

228.7.2011 4:11

All stats are from the USA market and don't show stats outside the USA as they don't provide and services outside the USA.

328.7.2011 9:23

Originally posted by TBandit:
The interface on ps3 is garbage so I try to stay off of that one.
Lol, that's funny. Cuz I like it so much more than the XBox's, and I don't particularly like any since they changed up the layouts. But the XBox's just sucks, all cartoony and then it constantly beeps (not netflix's fault, m$'s) for people getting on- and off-line.

It's also a smoother process to rate something on the PS3 in my experience.

To each their own!

~*Livin' Electronicallly*~

428.7.2011 10:51

I've used Netflix on Xbox 360, Wii, iPhone, Android, and Roku. I prefer Xbox 360s interface.

528.7.2011 12:36

Originally posted by Memnock:
I've used Netflix on Xbox 360, Wii, iPhone, Android, and Roku. I prefer Xbox 360s interface.
I've used Netflix on Samsung TV, Roku, iPhone, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, and I like the user interface on the Xbox360 better too.

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