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When it comes to their favourite use of the Internet, Chile’s younger generation gives a big thumbs up to watching video.

youtube smartphone 08 february 2018The Radiografía Digital report from telco and pay-TV provider VTR has revealed that 79% of youngsters and kids between five to 17 spend over an hour a day on the Internet, and half of them spend over three hours.

Watching video was the favourite activity for the 3,500 survey participants, with 36% of them saying it was their main activity online. Over eight in ten regularly use YouTube and 39% watch content on Netflix. Besides, 22% said they create and deliver their own video content through social media.

“No doubt YouTube and Netflix have marked a turning point in the way we use the Internet, forcing the video industry to innovate and reinvent itself with more on-demand content,” said Verónica Díaz de la Vega, VP, communications and corporate responsibility, VTR.

Regarding social networks, Instagram is the preferred service for 52% of Chileans aged five to 17, followed by Facebook, which 50% of them used.

The report has also revealed that 85% of Chilean youngsters have a mobile device and 98% of them have Internet access at home.