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July 16, 2020

Streaming services subscription exceed pay tv for the first time

Online Streaming Services exceeds Pay TV in United States


Online Streaming Surpasses Pay TV In U.S. Households For The First Time.

More users in United States  are paying for online streaming and OTT services like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu as compared to pay TV or cable television. With more digital media and entertainment options on offer to consumers than ever before, new research from Deloitte has shown just how mainstream Netflix and co really are across the U.S. today. 

On average, American households subscribed to three paid streaming services in late 2018, and notably, more U.S. households subscribed to a video streaming service than traditional pay TV for the first time ever. Taking a closer look at the state of the shifting media landscape, 69% of households said they had a subscription to a streaming video service when the survey was conducted while 65% were paying for traditional TV. 41% were also subscribed to a music streaming service while 30% paid for access to a gaming service. 

In another ominous sign for cable TV, 88% of millennial households reported a video streaming subscription compared to just 51% for pay TV. One of the primary reasons consumers are cutting the cord and flocking to video streaming is access to shows and movies they can't get anywhere else. Deloitte also found that 57% of paid streaming video consumers subscribed to access original content and that figure is even higher among millennials at 71%.

Around 60 percent of U.S. based adults  currently have a  Netflix subscription and around 77 percent of all VoD users subscribe to Netflix. Netflix has 182.8 million subscribers globally , making it one of the world's largest entertainment services. It added 2.3 million in the United States and Canada in the first quarter of 2020 for a total of 69.9 million, and added 13.5 million internationally. The US, UK, Canada and Greece makes up for the the biggest content library of Netflix. started as a DVD rental service in 1998; an online rival to the then dominant Blockbuster Video. Founder Reed Hastings had claimed that he was spurred to found Netflix after being fined $40 by Blockbuster for the late return of Apollo 13, though he later revealed the story was a fiction intended to help foster a creation myth. 

Netflix's  The Office streamed for 52 million minutes in 2018.Bird Box most-viewed original film in 2019, (80 million views) Stranger Things was the most viewed original series in 2019 (64 million views)

November 14, 2015

Apple shuts down Beats Music after 3 $billion acquisition of the company


Apple Music vs other streaming music Brands comparison

After Apple bought Beats last May for $3 billion it is set to bury and shut down Beats Music at the end of this month so as to transition those users to Apple Music.
Users that are currently subscribed to Beats will see it subscription shutdown by November 30th.With Apple music now available on android Apple is expected to " concentrate on Apple music as its flagship offering.Apple Music offers a three-month free trial to any newcomers, but after that, it’s $10 a month for individuals and $15 a month for families of up to six people.

August 26, 2015

Comparing cloud music services: spotify vs soundcloud

""soundcloud vs spotify music services comparison"


Spotify is a clear leader in the pay for  music streaming market,while Soundcloud is a overwhelming favourite across he world .What adds to  the popularity of Soundcloud  is the fact that it is available worldwide as opposed to Spotify which is present only across a few countries 

Traffic and Popularity : In terms of  traffic Spotify ranks 336 in Alexa globally, while in US it ranks 163 whileSoundCloud ranks  166 in Alexa globally, while in US it ranks 121. This means Soundcloud is the number one choice for free " music streaming" or music sharing services .Soundcloud is extremely popular in the United States too 

SoundCloud is available to global users as compared to Spotify which is available only to 
USA, UK, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Germany, France, Spain, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Italy, Poland, Mexico, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Iceland.

July 14, 2015

netflix subscriptions vs revenue :chart of the day

"netflix subscriptions  vs revenue"

"netflix streaming revenues"
The above charts from bare figures compares Netflix subscribers and revenues it gets from its subscribers. As of 2015Q1 Netflix  has a customer base of around 40million which gives them around $1.5billion revenues,

June 15, 2015

FB and Spotify apps drain your android battery fastest

"FB and Spotify  apps drain your  android battery fastest"


Facebook and Spotify users look out if your using an  android phone. If you have both these apps installed in  your android smartphone  and seem to frequently run out of battery , here is whom you can blame. In a recent report on the list of apps causing the highest battery drainage. these 2 stalwarts sit right on the top.  

 A recent report from AVG concludes that The popular music streaming app Spotify  ranks second  and  Facebook number 1 when it come to  battery consumption  and drains out your Android faster than any other app.

Facebook's constant background notification checks still have the greatest impact on overall Android device performance thereby causing severe battery draining. This comes from the AVG  quarterly Android App Performance report .The report analyzes aggregated, anonymous data from more than 1 million AVG Android app users to discover the top performance-affecting apps worldwide.

However  Venturebeat's Mark Sullivan  today  just announced that the latest Android  OS M version will  fare better  in terms of controlling their power by putting them off to sleep"

"You’ll be glad when Android M arrives on your device later this year; Google just announced that its new Android M mobile OS will put apps to sleep when you’re not actively using them. "

monthly usage of spotify's facebook app usage : 2011 to 2015

" monthly usage of spotify's facebook app usage : 2011 to 2015"

This  chart from statista shows the monthly and daily users of Spotify's Facebook app usage  since  September 2011 to 2015. 

 As of March 2015 spotify  had 37.61 million monthly active users and 11.18 million daily active users on  Facebook's platform ( for the month of march). This is in comparison to an average of around 20million monthly  users  who frequent the  music streaming apps at facebook. Spotify has been present at Facebook since  September 2011 and in its first month had seen  more than 3 million users.

March 28, 2015

Revenue from Online Streaming Music to grow 77% to 108 million Euros

digital music revenue from Germany
Revenue from music streaming in Germany from 2008 to 2014. In 2012, streaming subscription services and music streaming platforms generated a revenue of 29 million euros. In 2013  this was 61million euros, a growth of 11%. In 2014 ,online music streaming is expected to earn revenue of 108 million euros, which is a growth of 77%