Consumers still use televisions most often to watch video, according tothe Consumer Electronics Association.
Consumers are watching more video than they have in the past, across a variety of platforms, including 34 percent of respondents who say they watch more video content today than they did a year ago.
Viewing of television video programming is up 28 percent, with consumers citing convenience and the appeal or variety of programming as the top factors for increased viewing. Viewing of content on portable devices also has increased, with 40 percent watching more on those devices today than a year ago, the Consumer Electronics Association says.
Multitasking while watching television now includes 66 percent of respondents. Some 85 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds and 70 percent of 25- to 34-year-olds multitask. U.S. adults online report watching some type of video content an average of 3.2 hours a day, five days per week.
HDTVs are the most prevalent devices used for video viewing, used by 66 percent of U.S. adults online. Computers are also commonly used to watch video, with 62 percent using a laptop to watch video and 55 percent using a desktop. Some 33 percent of consumers are using their smart phones to watch video content, and 17 percent are using their tablets.