Netflix and Hulu are the two most popular streaming video services around. The services can be accessed on all sorts of devices from your DVR to your smartphone with a bunch of other devices in between. Nielsen has a new report on what devices people use to watch the streaming services and the results are a bit surprising to me for Netflix.
Most people out there that watch both streaming services are viewing directly on their computer. 42% of all Netflix users watch via the computer and a massive 89% of all Hulu watchers use their computer. When it comes to Netflix, 25% of all viewers are watching on the Nintendo Wii. Considering the Wii is not where Netflix landed first that is a surprise to me. It makes sense though considering how many Wiis Nintendo sold.
Nielsen also looked at the people that watch on TV via their computer and found that 14% of Netflix uses connect this way and 20% of Hulu users. When it comes to the PS3, 15% of Netflix viewers use this method and 3% of Hulu users. Xbox Live streaming has 12% of Netflix and 2% of Hulu. You can see the image here to get an idea of what other platforms are being used. Apple TV has the lowest amount of users with only 1% for each service using it.