Netflix has faced rising competition in recent months from the likes of Amazon Prime and Hulu, as well as from new services like YouTube Red, which has a slightly different focus.
But sometimes it’s good to remember how much of a lead Netflix has in the video streaming game. On Monday, broadband services company Sandvine released a survey of internet usage which confirmed just how much time Americans spend watching Netflix.
During peak internet hours in the evening, an astounding 37.05% of North American bandwidth is used by Netflix.
To put that in perspective, here is how Netflix stacks up against its biggest competitors in the premium streaming market in bandwidth:
- Netflix: 37.05%
- Amazon Video: 3.11%
- Hulu: 2.58%
Here is the full list from the report, which shows that a whopping 70% of peak bandwidth is used to stream audio and video: