Percentage of internet users in the United States who use another device while watching TV or streaming digital video on TV as of March 2017

U.S. TV second screen usage penetration among online users 2017 This statistic shows the share of internet users in the United States who use another device while watching TV or streaming digital video to TV as of March 2017. During the survey period, it was found that 81 percent of U.S. online adults were second screen users, accessing content on their smartphones, tablets or computers during regular TV consumption.
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Share of respondents
While watching TV81%
While streaming digital video on TV72%
Share of respondents
While watching TV81%
While streaming digital video on TV72%
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This statistic shows the share of internet users in the United States who use another device while watching TV or streaming digital video to TV as of March 2017. During the survey period, it was found that 81 percent of U.S. online adults were second screen users, accessing content on their smartphones, tablets or computers during regular TV consumption.
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Release date
May 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
March 2017
Number of respondents
total survey n=821
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Online panel
Supplementary notes
Question: "Which of the following devices, if any, do you use simultaneously while watching TV?"

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