Netflix continues to dominate in Streaming according to the results of the TV Tonight Audience Inventory.
49% of readers indicated they have a Netflix account, well ahead of Stan’s 26%.
But Stan is also significantly ahead of Presto, which attracted a total of 17% over its three package options. Some users also have more than one subscription.
“Too Many Ads” and “Not Enough Quality on Free to Air” remain the key reasons readers have gravitated to Streaming. The key features that attract them are the “Amount of Content”, “Range of Content” and “Affordable Price.”
On that front Netflix again drew an “Excellent” result for Satisfaction, but there’s good news for Stan moving from “No Option” last year to “Very Good” this year.
This year a question was added on whether readers legally access overseas Streaming services through a VPN, with 15% indicating overseas Netflix accounts.
Results that have shifted more than 2% are noted below.
* denotes multiple answers allowed
Do you currently have an Australian account for Streaming TV?*
Do Not Subscribe 42%
Presto bundle 12%
Presto TV 4%
Presto Movies 1%
Do you subscribe to a Virtual Private Network (VPN)?
Not sure 4%
Do you legally access overseas streaming services?*
BBC iPlayer 6%
HBO Now 2%
Amazon Prime 2%
Do you buy TV episodes online such as through Apple TV or iTunes?
Yes occasionally 17%
Yes but just one title 5%
Yes frequently 4%
The following results apply to those who answered questions (NB: some skipped these questions):
Reasons for accessing Streaming TV *
Free to Air has too many ads 49%
Free to Air does not offer enough quality 46%
I want access to their exclusive shows 38%
Free to Air does not stick to a consistent schedule 33%
Free to Air does not offer enough quantity 23%
Free to Air does not play series in full 21%
Pay TV is too expensive 16%
Illegal downloading is now too risky 5%
Which Streaming services have you tried?*
Presto Bundle 34%
Presto TV 18%
Presto Movies 9%
Rate the Streaming services you have tried*
Have Streaming services made you change your Pay TV subscription?
No my Pay TV is unchanged 67%
Yes I downgraded my Pay TV 11%
Yes I cancelled my Pay TV 8%
What criteria is important to you in selecting a Streaming service?*
Amount of content
Range of content
Works well with my devices
No lock-in contract
Ability to binge
Trying first with a free trial
Word of mouth
66% of readers visit TV Tonight once a day or more.
91% of readers indicated Excellent or Very Good on the question of satisfaction with TV Tonight.
Thanks to all those who participated!