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Even though research consistently points to an acceleration of cord-cutting, new analysis shows that many US consumers that subscribe to the top three SVOD services (Amazon Prime, Hulu and Netflix) are still carrying traditional TV subscriptions as well.

netflix 4 june 2019According to data analysis of its user base from Reelgood, about 91% of Hulu subscribers, 77% of Prime Video subscribers and 51% of Netflix subscribers still have pay-TV subscriptions.

“One interesting reason we saw for older people going back to or staying true to cable TV is that switching between different streaming services, to see where a particular show or movie is available proved very frustrating and time-consuming for them,” according to the company.

The research dovetails with a study from Leichtman Research Group, which found that overall, 31% of adults in households watch video on a TV via a connected device daily. This compared with 25% in 2017, 11% in 2014, and 1% in 2010. Younger individuals were most likely to use connected TV devices: among adults ages 18-34, 53% watched video on a TV via a connected device daily, compared with 31% of those aged 35-54, and 12% of the over-55 age groups.

LRG also found that a quarter of adults with a pay-TV service watch video via a connected TV device daily, compared with 49% of pay-TV non-subscribers while almost half 49% of TV households have at least one stand-alone streaming device.