Netgem survey: streaming eclipses DVR viewing in UK

Only two thirds of UK adults now use the ability to record programmes via DVR functionality, compared with 81% who stream content, according to a consumer survey by technology company and service provider Netgem.

According to the survey of 2,000 UK adults, some 65% use their record function to record programmes

Older adults are more likely to record programmes. Some 69% of over 55s still use DVR capability compared with 60% of under 55s.

The survey also found that 20% of 18-34 year-olds have now given up on offline viewing altogether and claim only to watch streamed content.

Netgem’s survey found that watching a TV box-set is the fourth most popular way to spend ‘quality time’ with a partner or spouse after going to a restaurant, going for a walk and going on holiday, but ahead of going to the cinema, with twice as many people citing box-set viewing.

“The advent of online, on-demand TV content is allowing us more about what people really want to watch. They want to enjoy the best shows, movies, series, games, but on their terms. British TV lovers are tired of being ripped off by traditional pay TV packages that shove them hundreds or channels they do not watch. And with so much content ready to stream, why would anyone bother recording anymore?” said Sylvain Thevenot, managing director of Netgem.TV

“Of course, the sheer amount of series, movies and live programming can make the task of choosing what to watch tricky. But, thankfully, services like​ tailor content to your viewing preferences, meaning you can sit back and relax on the sofa, without the need for too many arguments over the popcorn.”

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