Most popular smartphone activities of second screen users in the United States while watching TV as of January 2019

Smartphone use while watching TV in the United States 2019 This statistic ranks the most popular smartphone activities of second screen users in the United States while watching TV as of January 2019. During the survey period, it was found that 55 percent of respondents who used their smartphone while watching TV played games while doing so. Checking and responding to e-mails media was the most popular smartphone second screen activity.
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Share of respondents [NET often/sometimes]
Check/respond to e-mails76%
Use social media71%
Look up information about what you're watching on TV68%
Play games55%
Do online shopping54%
Do online banking44%
Watch videos43%
Read the news40%
Take pictures / selfies33%
Order food33%
Listen to music or podcasts31%
Share of respondents [NET often/sometimes]
Check/respond to e-mails76%
Use social media71%
Look up information about what you're watching on TV68%
Play games55%
Do online shopping54%
Do online banking44%
Watch videos43%
Read the news40%
Take pictures / selfies33%
Order food33%
Listen to music or podcasts31%
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This statistic ranks the most popular smartphone activities of second screen users in the United States while watching TV as of January 2019. During the survey period, it was found that 55 percent of respondents who used their smartphone while watching TV played games while doing so. Checking and responding to e-mails media was the most popular smartphone second screen activity.
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Release date
January 2019
Region
United States
Survey time period
January 15-16, 2019
Number of respondents
940 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Special properties
U.S. adults who use their smartphone while watching TV
Method of interview
Online omnibus survey
Supplementary notes
Original question: "How often, if ever, do you do the following activities on your smartphone while simultaneously watching television on a separate device? Please select one option on each row."
Total survey n=1,220

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