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LightRay
LightRay
6/16/2016 10:13:03 AM
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Modern observations
The quality of the screen and personalized nature mean that more people are watching video content on their smartphones even when there is a bigger screen in the same room... this is what I see in my house.

As batterlife gets longer, so this will rise, IMHO. 

Maybe the advent of ubiquitous 5G wireless broadband will change things - when folks can get hi-def uniinterrupted video while on a train, or in their self-drving car... peopole will be able to 'drive' to work and watch their personalized 'TV' channel at the same time.

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Adi
Adi
6/16/2016 10:24:19 AM
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Re: Modern observations
It's a battle between the quality of the larger TV screen vs. the personalized and usually on-demand experience of the smartphone or tablet. The tablet in particular seems to be nibbling away at more traditional TV viewing. It will be interesting to see if there is a plateau reached either due to generational change or just because there is a point where even millenials want to zone out while watching the big TV

 

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clrmoney
clrmoney
6/16/2016 10:50:54 AM
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Mobile viewers
I not shocked by this because eveyone has iphones etc. so of coursr they would watch more tv that is available on their phones.

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dmendyk
dmendyk
6/16/2016 11:04:40 AM
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number crunched
Adi -- There are interesting numbers here that lead to lots of speculative conclusions. The thing that really jumps out is that smartphones should now be added to the basic requirements of existence: food, clothing, shelter. It's a truly shocking development.

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afwriter
afwriter
6/16/2016 11:54:10 AM
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Teenagers
First of all I find this study hilarious.  Second, it does not surprise me at all when you think of the amount of teenagers who are probably locking themselves in their rooms and binge watching shows on their phones and tablets. 

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Adi
Adi
6/16/2016 11:57:30 AM
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Re: number crunched
Truly shocking.

- Sent from my iPhone

 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
6/16/2016 3:15:50 PM
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It's also hard to move...
Users are also probably trained NOT to move too far while binge watching because wireless coverage just isn't that reliable. Once you find a good spot with decent broadband... you tend to stay there until you're done watching bc if you move too far, you might get no signal or bad buffering.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
6/17/2016 7:44:23 AM
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Re: It's also hard to move...
@mhhf1ve - No you're totally right! Most of my "mobile viewing" is done at work. I work nights and we are allowed to basically do what we want throughout the night, so long as we are checking on the kids we're in charge of, and completing any other required tasks. That means we watch A LOT all night long. But the Wi-fi is TERRIBLE and even getting much signal is a challenge. (I just streamed a short video I found on Facebook and even that I could only watch if it was laying in an exact spot on top of the desk - I am very aware this is the best location in the building to get signal, for reasons I am not aware of.) Even picking my phone up caused the video to start buffering. That's one of the biggest reasons I prefer Amazon Prime, because I can download videos I want to watch while I am at home on reliable Wi-fi then watch them without issue at work.

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vnewman
vnewman
6/17/2016 3:15:34 PM
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Re: Teenagers
I wonder how the research conducted. I'm assuming it was self-reported although maybe Adobe has a means of assessing separate connections. At any rate, they don't really specify the time frame either so I'm not convinced of the validity of the data. That said most everyone I know who streams either does so from work or like you said - from their rooms.

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dcawrey
dcawrey
6/17/2016 4:29:19 PM
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Re: Modern observations
I'm personally not much of a video "snacker".

When I use my laptop or mobile device for viewing video, I'm using it in one location, not on the move. That's my preference, although I do see people watching video in various ways when I am out and about. 

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