Amazing But True: Netflix More Popular Than DVR

17 Mar

For years, cable and satellite TV service providers have used the DVR as a major competitive advantage. But, today, streaming services are changing the playing field. To the dismay of TV service providers, channels, and their advertisers, a huge number of customers are cutting the TV cord and turning to Amazon, Netflix, and other streaming subscriptions for their content — aided by smart TV sets as well as plug-in devices that can allow people to stream video content on their sets.

It may be hard to believe, given the dominance of the DVR just a few years ago, but today, slightly more U.S. households (and growing) have access to Netflix than to a DVR — according to Leichtman Research Group. The Leichtman study findings are summarized in the following Statista chart.
 

 

One Response to “Amazing But True: Netflix More Popular Than DVR”

  1. Nitsan Ayali March 23, 2017 at 7:59 pm #

    Further, what seems interesting about the current juncture of DVR to Netflix is it opens the opportunity for more streaming opportunities and thereby passing by the formal cable companies or really making them obsolete. Additionally, the demand for such streaming opens the doors for specialized items to be streamed.

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