Adobe and The Diffusion Group research say more than two-fifths of viewing time is now spent with either subscription, transactional, or free streaming video services.
Of this OTT viewing time, 65% is spent watching SVOD services like Netflix or Amazon Prime Instant Video, 30% is spent watching free streaming services and 5% is spent watching transactional streaming services, according to the research.
The Streaming Video Survey Analysis, carried out by TDF in January, found that 82% of adult video streamers subscribe to “some type of online subscription video service”.
Netflix (pictured) leads with 70% use among video streamers, followed by Amazon Prime Video at 33%, and Hulu Plus at 21%.
Among those who watch free online video services, YouTube is by far the most popular and was watched by 83%, followed by Hulu at 23% and Crackle at 19% viewing rates.
iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon Instant View were found to be the top three transactional streaming video services, with 34% of adult video streamers using TVOD services.