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Streaming Users Could Save $366 per Year by Switching to Ad-Supported Streaming; Average Customer Has 5.6 Services

  • New data from Parks Associates reveals that users could save $366 per year by switching to ad-supported plans.
  • The data also shows that the average streaming household is subscribed to 5.6 services.
  • All of the top streaming platforms have an ad-supported tier available or soon to come to market.

Data revealed by Parks Associates shows that streaming customers who are willing to go ad-supported can bring down their streaming costs meaningfully. The ad-supported plans of top streaming platforms are $5.44 cheaper than their ad-free counterparts on average, and users can save up to $366 per year by transitioning to ad-supported tiers, according to Parks’ numbers.

Parks also reported that the average streaming household now subscribes to 5.6 services. Samba TV’s “State of Viewership” report released in August showed that one in three American streaming users were signed up to a free ad-supported streaming service like Pluto TV, The Roku Channel, or Tubi.

Some streaming customers are already following Parks’ advice regarding the lower cost of ad-free streaming.

Switching from ad-free to ad-supported could help Americans pocket more than a little extra money every year, as the new figures released by Parks Associates make clear.

From the article, "Streaming Users Could Save $366 per Year by Switching to Ad-Supported Streaming; Average Customer Has 5.6 Services" by David Satin

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