Wednesday, May 20, 2015

11% Of American Households Rely On Shared Video Streaming Accounts

Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Instant Video subscribers are generous when it comes to sharing their passwords. In a new study, Dallas-based research firm Parks Associates discovered that out of 57% of U.S. broadband homes which access streaming subscription services, 11% of these households use these services via someone else’s paid account.

Parks broke down the total 11% figure into smaller data points based on which streaming services had the most-shared accounts. Approximately 11% of Netflix users access the service through an account paid for by another user, while 10% of Hulu Plus users do the same. Only 5% of Amazon Prime users access Instant Video via a paid subscriber’s account.

Additionally, Parks noted how account sharing on video subscription services tends to occur in households with younger demographics. Out of the surveyed 18- to 24-year-old streaming service users, 22% of them access the over-the-top platform video using someone else’s account.

From the article "11% Of American Households Rely On Shared Video Streaming Accounts" by Bree Brouwer.

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