More Netflix users streaming shows in public

More Netflix users streaming shows in public

A SURVEY* by Netflix shows 59 per cent of Australians have watched the streaming service outside of the home.

Some people even ranked having access to movies or shows higher than food and water as “essential” items for travelling or commuting.

Of those that do watch TV on the go. Nearly half (45 per cent) have caught a ‘backseat binger’ taking a sticky back at their screen.

Meanwhile, one in five public watchers admitted to “show shame”, the feeling of embarrassment over what they were caught watching.

And 11 per cent of Aussie public bingers have had a show or movie spoiled by seeing someone else’s screen.

Interestingly, 34 per cent of Aussies are watching Netflix on their daily commute to work, 32 per cent at a caf or restaurant and – perhaps troublingly – eight per cent are watching Netflix content in a public bathroom.

The Netflix data also revealed 61 per cent of Australians are publicly bingeing on aeroplanes (the highest percentage of any country globally).

*The survey was conducted by SurveyMonkey from August 24 – September 7, 2017 and based on 37,056 responses. The sample was balanced by age and gender and representative of an adult online population who watch movies and TV shows via streaming services in public settings in The United States, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand and Turkey.