Posted on: May 1, 2020 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

JustWatch, an international streaming guide that helps over 20 million users per month across 43 countries to find something great to watch on Netflix, Amazon Prime, iTunes, etc., has been tracking streaming usage in several countries over the last few weeks.

JustWatch looked closely at the number of streaming before and after lockdowns or other actions governments took to contain the spread.

For example, Spain and the United States has an increase of +200% whereas Germany just has an increase of around +130%. 

Two examples that they found were in movie and television viewings:

Top 5 Movies and TV shows before and during the pandemic. It’s interesting how the interest in specific movies changed. We can see that “Contagion” was suddenly the movie with the greatest demand. This trend spread through different countries. This is also shown by the worldwide search volume for “Contagion”. In December 2019 it was around 135k. At the end of February, we could see 1.8 million people searching for “Contagion” and at the end of March the number reached 16.6 million searches.

It’s interesting to see how the interest in specific movies have changed. “Contagion” has suddenly become the movie with the greatest demand. 
This trend spread through different countries. This is also shown by the worldwide search volume for “Contagion”. In December 2019 it was around 135k. At the end of February, we could see 1.8 million people searching for “Contagion” and at the end of March the number reached 16.6 million searches.

In Television shows in the US the trend is towards escapism and humor:

Streaming services have seen an increase during the pandemic.

Lastly, there has been a large change in the way we see our content. There are fewer viewers watching cable and more viewers online as seen in the numbers below.

Netflix profits have surpassed Disney during the pandemic, followed by Disney+ with +290% on JustWatch. Below you can see the increase for different streaming services in this table:

To learn more about JustWatch please visit https://www.justwatch.com/us.

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