So Teenagers Now Prefer YouTube To Netflix And TV

We all love curling up in front of the TV after a long day, right?

Well actually, maybe not. According to a new survey, it’s a very different story for teenagers.

Research undertaken by digital entertainment company Defy Media shows that young millennials actually consider digital video their ‘daily lifeline’.

> Yep. Teenagers are officially *addicted* to technology


In the company’s fourth annual ‘Youth Media Diet’ report, it’s explained that 65% of 13 to 24-year-olds watch content online throughout the entire day.

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57% consider it a mood lifter, 61% claim it relieves stress, 47% use it to learn skills (HELLO, Kylie Jenner‘s make-up tutorials) and 60% say they do so to keep up to date with what’s trending.

> There’s now a huge range of video content online, such as Kylie Jenner’s make-up tutorials


TBH, this isn’t exactly a huge shocker. But the next part kinda is…

Apparently, these youngsters reckon YouTube is better than both regular television AND Netflix.

Around 85% of those surveyed said it was their favourite platform for video content. Netflix came in second place with 66%, while TV lagged behind in third with 62%.


Facebook just missed out on the top three with 53%.

Social video is also on the rise. The report states: ‘Time spent watching video on social and free online sources combined equaled 12.1 hours weekly​.’ Crikey.

Andy Tu – Defy Media’s executive vice president of marketing – tells Mashable: ‘So many people talk about being connected.



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‘They wake up and go to bed watching video in all these different platforms.’

Well, we bet YouTubers such as Zoella and Alfie Deyes are pretty pleased…