More Indians binge watch TV shows in public, study says

8% of Australians are watching Netflix in a public toilet New data reveals where we’re watching
Where are you watching Netflix

Towards the end of previous year, Netflix released a download feature, which allowed users to download select titles onto their tablets or mobile devices to watch, without having to worry about draining the data plan.

According to a survey of 37,000 Netflix subscribers across 22 countries, 67 percent of viewers download and watch their shows on the move. While 44 percent of on-the-go bingers have caught someone looking over their shoulder and watching, 11 percent of those over-the-shoulder watchers reported being spoiled by peeking at somebody else's screen.

Most commonly, Aussies are using the service on public transport with 34 percent using Netflix on their daily commute, while 32 percent are using it in cafes and restaurants and eight percent are having a bit of a binge while in a public bathroom!

All in all, with over 109 million members in a world with over 2.4 billion smartphone users, it's not surprising to discover that Netflix is taking over the public sphere and making "binge-free-zones" virtually nonexistent.

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Australia's addiction with Netflix has seen us watching on buses, trains and planes, but new research has revealed some of us are streaming from public toilets. One in two Indians claimed in the survey that a stranger started a conversation with them over the series/movie that they were watching.

This may look pretty simple, but what's a bit odd is that 8% of Australian Netflix users have been watching their movies and shows in public bathrooms.

Netflix said access to movies and TV shows ranks among the top five travel essentials for subscribers, along with Wi-Fi presence (48 percent), a comfortable seat (49 percent), a charger (41 percent) and food (37 percent).

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