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Do you prefer streaming to broadcast TV?

The UK’s viewing habits are rapidly changing, with around half of homes now subscribing to TV streaming services such as Netflix.

For the first time, young people now spend more than an hour on YouTube each day, the Ofcom report also showed, and adults watch around half an hour of YouTube a day.

Average daily viewing of streaming services rose by seven minutes last year to 26 minutes.

Traditional TV is in decline despite the broadcasters showing over 100 times more original, UK-made shows than the streaming giants.

While traditional viewing – watching as it airs or recordings shortly afterwards – still accounts for most TV time (three hours and 12 minutes a day), viewers now watch 50 minutes less traditional TV each day than in 2010 and the shift is most pronounced among younger people.

Older people are still watching more TV, said Ofcom’s Media Nations report, published as the row into the withdrawal of the free, universal TV licence for over-75s continues.

But viewing by over-54s fell by 1% in the first half of 2019.

The rise in streaming comes despite viewers feeling broadly satisfied with the quality of broadcast TV, Ofcom said.

What are your views? Do you prefer the convenience of streaming or are you happy to watch programmes as they are broadcast?

Do you prefer streaming to broadcast TV?

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richardherts
1 days ago
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Netflix is great. Now has documentaries as well as their own series. Just watched the documentaries about Mars. Also has what the BBC used to call play for today. Exciting one off 20 minute productions from new film makers
VeraS
3rd Sep 2019
0
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The majority are repeats
biker babe
27th Aug 2019
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Personally, i would prefer it if all these overload of ‘binge watching’ rubbish channels didn't exist , filling peoples heads with such ‘garbage’! how times have changed.
SueC62
26th Aug 2019
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Roku came with my tv and I occasionally use it to catch up with series episodes that I've missed when on holiday on any of the main 5 channels but I wouldn't pay monthly fees for Netflix etc. I'd be happy to pay a one off fee for a film. Overall, I'm not that bothered about tv.
maltking
24th Aug 2019
0
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Amazon Prime and Now TV allow me to catch up and binge watch, which with my memory is better than having to wait for the next instalment, by which time I'll have forgotten what went before!
Also great to be able to use pause, which offers sundry benefits re tea, toilet, answering door, etc.. Normal broadcast means these events inevitably mean you miss the best bits.
Kev1n
23rd Aug 2019
0
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I use Netflix and Amazon Prime, both charge a fee which I choose to pay. I think it would be nice if there was some choice about paying for the TV licence fee.
DollyMay
23rd Aug 2019
0
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What are the options as we have to start paying for a TV licence next year after getting free for 17 years
Alicia
23rd Aug 2019
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AnneS101
22nd Aug 2019
0
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I use Apple TV and have Netflix and that does me just fine.
Tezza66
17th Aug 2019
1
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I stream almost every thing I watch. I have Netflix and Now TV so tend to binge watch series of programs. I find it the easiest way to watch as I work nights so just watch when I get a chance
Cannylass
16th Aug 2019
0
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Most of the time I prefer streaming on Netflix or other streaming services such as AcornTV and Britbox which are geared for those people living abroad (like myself) who can not access 'live' TV from the UK. Those streaming services carry so much of the British programs which I much prefer to North American. I live in Canada (ex-pat Brit) and there are only one or two channels that show British programming (sometimes a few years old) so being able to stream them at my convenience is so good. I like to watch Sports and News on 'live' TV though. We have access to so many channels over here yet quite often there isn't anything on that we want to watch, so streaming is the choice for us.
fhsgb
16th Aug 2019
0
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I like to download a series and watch at my leisure
Tr1sh
15th Aug 2019
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Another vote for streaming.

I tend to have Netflix all the time as it is the most popular in our house and I opt in and out of NowTV depending if I am going to be watching it or not. It is really simple to opt out for a while or for good, and means you don't have to pay for a service when you are not using it.

I do sometimes have a look at regular tv but there is hardly anything on it which I would want to watch. Wish it was pay to view as I would surely get a refund on my tv licence 🙂
Surfer Pete
13th Aug 2019
2
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I think the range of TV available via the streaming services including Netflix, Amazon, BBC, Channel 4 and ITV is excellent. The production values in many series are better than films. Gone are the days of scrabbling around for something decent to watch. We rarely watch live TV unless it's sport or the news.
mlhmb
13th Aug 2019
0
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I can watch at times to suit me and have access to programmes available on mainstream TV.
Bald123
12th Aug 2019
1
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I enjoy the Amazon channels-some good films

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