How do you watch TV these days?

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Which of the following do you regularly use?

Freeview
25
10%
Sky
19
7%
BT TV
4
2%
Virgin Media
7
3%
Amazon Video
31
12%
Apple TV
2
1%
Netflix
51
19%
Now TV
17
6%
YouTube
39
15%
BBC iPlayer
31
12%
ITV Player
11
4%
All 4
18
7%
Kodi
8
3%
 
Total votes: 263
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PostHow do you watch TV these days?
by NickSCFC » Thu May 31, 2018 2:32 pm

I made a similar thread with a poll a few years back, it'd be interesting to see how people's habits have changed over the last few years.

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by NickSCFC » Thu May 31, 2018 2:37 pm

Previously, most of my viewing was via Virgin Media with the entertainment and sports packs with YouTube being casually used on my laptop/phone.

Recently I've "cut the chord" and now mainly watch Amazon Video, Netflix and NowTV with Freeview only being used for live sports.

Some articles on recent trends:

Younger viewers watch more Netflix than BBC
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/ ... -on-demand

BBC viewer average age is 60
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/bbc- ... -7jg0skcdd

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by Zartan » Thu May 31, 2018 2:44 pm

I cut the cord 7 years ago, I mainly use Netflix (I have a shared sub with my family, mainly for the 4k content) and Amazon Prime.

Though I do suggest you add Plex to your list, not that I would ever use such a program. But I hear it is amazingly flexible little program for sharing your own media

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by BID0 » Thu May 31, 2018 2:47 pm

You've missed physical media/digital downloads.


I can't remember the last time for me... at least 10 years ago. There's so much gooseberry fool to filter through.

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by KK » Thu May 31, 2018 2:50 pm

Sky+HD box (about £7 a month for their base entertainment pack, Sky Sports Mix and Sky+ features); NowTV when I want Sky Sports, Cinema pass for the past few years which I've got free from McDonald's (though the picture quality is properly gooseberry fool); iPlayer and All 4 through Sky+; WWE Network for the wrestling; and YouTube and Daily Motion for various.

I used to rent movies sporadically from the PlayStation Store but for some reason they're still not in 4K so now I don't bother.

Contemplating swapping to Freesat 4K when it turns up, but for me Sky Sports Mix really does add a lot of value to the base Sky package, though I'm always open to dumping it in favour of Amazon or Netflix were they to start competing properly on sports rights.

I still favour DVR over the terrestrial on-demand services because the picture quality is poor, and you're forced to sit through the adverts. With Sky it's downloaded rather than streamed...though again ITV, C4 and C5 all put their HD output behind a paywall. And what a load of gooseberry fool the ITV Hub is...

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by Lagamorph » Thu May 31, 2018 2:51 pm

Full Sky Q Sports and Movies package, Netflix, Amazon Prime and FunimationNow are my main consumption methods.

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by Preezy » Thu May 31, 2018 2:58 pm

I watch live football on BT Sport and Sky Sports (through my mum's logins).
I watch very little live TV, anything worth watching is normally done after the fact on catchup.
I recently re-subscribed to Netflix so have started watching some series.

That's about it.

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by Cheeky Devlin » Thu May 31, 2018 2:58 pm

Zartan wrote:I cut the cord 7 years ago, I mainly use Netflix (I have a shared sub with my family, mainly for the 4k content) and Amazon Prime.

Though I do suggest you add Plex to your list, not that I would ever use such a program. But I hear it is amazingly flexible little program for sharing your own media

Yeah add Plex. Fantastic utility and it's great to be able to "acquire" a show or movie and have all the episodes accessible from any TV in the house.

I use it a lot.

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by Pedz » Thu May 31, 2018 3:08 pm

I rarely watch TV, I tend to watch Twitch. If I do watch tv programs it's mainly Netflix. Though we do have Netflix, Amazon prime and Now TV.

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by Saint of Killers » Thu May 31, 2018 3:13 pm

A Kodi and Roku are the same kind of thing, yes?

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by NickSCFC » Thu May 31, 2018 3:16 pm

Saint of Killers wrote:A Kodi and Roku are the same kind of thing, yes?


Separate services, Roku seems to be popular in the US but I never hear it mentioned in the UK.

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by jawafour » Thu May 31, 2018 3:18 pm

I watch Freeview and discs (DVD and Blu-ray) on my TV.

I use YouTube and Twitch (Pedz, TWA, Jazzem and Earfolds!) on my computer and tablet.

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by Ironhide » Thu May 31, 2018 3:19 pm

Chord?

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by Saint of Killers » Thu May 31, 2018 3:20 pm

NickSCFC wrote:
Saint of Killers wrote:A Kodi and Roku are the same kind of thing, yes?


Separate services, Roku seems to be popular in the US but I never hear it mentioned in the UK.


*googles*

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Ah, Kodi is more of Plex type platform. Cool.

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by Saint of Killers » Thu May 31, 2018 3:24 pm

My consumption these past 2 years has changed dramatically. I now watch tonnes of YouTube, Netflix and Prime, with a bit of iPlayer now and again. (Viewed either on my Roku+main TV set, PC, or PS4.) I still watch Sky but not nearly as much as I used to. If it weren't for others in the house I'd have cut that cord a good few years ago, before I even made the change to streaming.

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by Kriken » Thu May 31, 2018 3:26 pm

Youtube and just pretty much any free video site I guess. Haven't used iPlayer and All 4 in a hot minute but they're cool services too, last I remember. I forgot ITV player existed.

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by Jam-Master Jay » Thu May 31, 2018 4:27 pm

Mostly Netflix and Amazon. I love documentaries though, so I struggle to go without those channels even if they are increasingly being filled with Ancient Aliens and Pawn Stars type shite.

Virgin did give us the Sky Cinema channels and a bump in fibre speed for free last month as an effort to keep our custom which was good, but will probably go streaming only within a year.

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by Errkal » Thu May 31, 2018 4:56 pm

I have 2 Fire TVs I watch all my TV on iPlayer / ITV Hub etc. and have Netflix and Prime Video for stuff too. Works well, my actual tv ariel is gooseberry fool so to get it fixed would cost some money so not needing it is great.

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by Squinty » Thu May 31, 2018 5:24 pm

Watch Netflix and YouTube mainly.

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by Zellery » Thu May 31, 2018 7:02 pm

Combination of Netflix, Now TV, Amazon Prime Video, BBC iPlayer, All 4 and YouTube.

You can only choose one in the poll, though. Genius.


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