An on-line calculator has been created to point out simply how a lot time you spend binge-watching exhibits and films on Netflix – and what you may do with that point as a substitute.
The CompariTech’s Time Spent Streaming tool examines your personal viewing historical past, then interprets the info in a ‘easy and enjoyable approach’ to disclose how a lot you watch.
The engine additionally reveals different statistics akin to the full watch time, most watched collection, common time per day and even the style you watch probably the most usually.
The outcomes may very well be blended in case you share your Netflix profile with different folks, however whether it is one you employ alone, it may present some perception into you as an individual, they stated.
On common Netflix viewers watched 3.2 hours of steaming video per day in 2020 with – a collective complete of 6 billion hours per 30 days.
The CompariTech’s Time Spent Streaming instrument examined your personal viewing historical past then interprets the info in a ‘easy and enjoyable approach’ to disclose how a lot you watch
The new calculator seems to be by way of your viewing historical past to seek out out which exhibits you watched and the way usually you watched them for
HOW TO DOWNLOAD YOUR VIEWING HISTORY DATA FROM NETFLIX
Go to Netflix.com, be sure to have chosen the person whose view historical past you wish to view.
Select the customers icon (high proper on pc, high left on cell (contained in the hamburger menu)), and choose ‘Account’.
Under the ‘My Profile’ part, choose the ‘Viewing Activity’ possibility. Here you’ll be able to see all of the gadgets you’ve ever watched on Netflix.
To get all this data in a single file, click on the ‘Download All’ button within the backside proper. If all went nicely, you must now have a file referred to as ‘NetflixViewingHistorical past.csv’.
If you are on a cell gadget, go to Netflix.com, because the app doesn’t include account data.
To use the instrument you must obtain your viewing historical past knowledge file from the Netflix web site and add it to the Time Spent Streaming tool.
This file particulars every thing you’ve ever watched on the streaming video platform because you first opened your Netflix account.
In my case I’ve spent 183 days, 7 hours and 1 minute watching Netflix since I opened my account in 2012, the info revealed.
That works out at about 1 hour and 25 minutes per day since my first Netflix stream.
According to CompariTech, Netflix dominated the streaming video market in 2020, with 37 million new subscribers, together with 80 per cent from exterior the US.
However, the agency discovered that 41 per cent of viewers are watching with out paying because of password and account sharing, which may additionally skew viewing historical past.
I’ve spent most of my time watching TV exhibits relatively than films – 148 days for TV in comparison with 34 days for films, in keeping with Time Spent Streaming.
In a bid to make me query my viewing habits, the web site additionally revealed that in the identical time I may have learn 211 books, ran 1,100 marathons or accomplished most of a college diploma.
I may even have travelled to the moon and again 51.1 instances on a Saturn V rocket – the launch automobile that took Neil Armstrong to the Moon in 1969.
When you add your viewing historical past type it exhibits you a visible information to probably the most watched TV collection and films, with particular statistics for every one.
For instance, it revealed I’d watched Star Trek for 15 days, watching all episodes a number of instances, and Stargate for 3 days, watching 135 of the 214 episodes.
The instrument additionally provides you a yr by yr breakdown, exhibiting what number of minutes you watched Netflix in any given yr – for me probably the most was in 2020, possible reflecting lockdown – with greater than 79,000 minutes of watch time all yr.
That is over 1,300 hours over the course of a whole yr or 3.6 hours per day.
Throughout 2020 Netflix customers as a complete watched a median of three.2 hours of video per day which is 6 billion collective hours per 30 days, CompariTech revealed.
The instrument was in a position to reveal which genres you watcht he most frequently – in my case comedy and drama – and present it as a bubble graph
‘If we assume that every hour of streaming makes use of 3GB of knowledge, this implies we’re every utilizing round 288 GB per 30 days on Netflix alone,’ it defined.
‘Of course, this assumes you’re watching HD video; in case you desire to stream in 4K, your knowledge utilization will possible be considerably greater.’
This ties in with earlier knowledge from Sky and Virgin that exposed a dramatic spike within the period of time folks spent watching TV or downloading exhibits.
According to Virgin Media, in 2020 folks made longer telephone calls, watched extra TV and downloaded an additional 2.8GB of knowledge per day.
Last yr was a giant one for Netflix, with a spike in customers and the launch of one in all its hottest exhibits thus far – the interval drama Bridgerton (pictured)
Users spent an additional 21 hours on common watching TV every month – equal to 10 full days and sufficient to observe all 4 collection of Netflix’s The Crown six instances over.
By downloading an additional 2.8GB of knowledge per day on common every, Virgin Media prospects burnt their approach by way of 26,530 petabytes (26,530 million gigabytes) of knowledge between them in 2020.
Customers downloaded a median of 17.3GB per day in November 2020, sufficient to stream six hours of HD TV each single day.
WHAT ARE THE VIDEO STREAMING OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO UK CUSTOMERS?
Price: From £5.99 a month
- The Crown
- Stranger Things
Price: £7.99 per 30 days OR £79 per yr
- Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan
- The Man within the High Castle
Price: £4.99 a month
- The Morning Show
Price: £5.99 a month OR £59.99 a yr
- The Mandalorian
- The Simpsons
Price: From £8.99 a month
- Game of Thrones
Price: £4.99 a month
- Keeping up with the Kardashians
- Made in Chelsea
Price: £5.99 a month
- Fawlty Towers
- Midsomer Murders