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Mobile Video Viewing Spiked 55% from 2015-2017, Research Group Says

The average amount of time that U.S. consumers spend watching video on smart phones increased by 55% from 2015-2017, according to new research from Parks Associates.

After brief decline in mobile video consumption growth, users averaged around 2 hours a week of mobile video watching in 2015 — a figure that is now up to around 3 hours a week.

The shift has come, Parks said, as consumers watch less live video on traditional TVs—60% of all video watching took place on TVs in 2012 vs. just 44% at the end of 2017.

Related:YouTube: TV Screen Viewing Up 45%

Parks’ report is somewhat counterintuitive to data YouTube released over the weekend, suggesting that viewership of its platform on traditional TVs is up 45% year over year in Europe. 

Daniel Frankel is the managing editor of Next TV, an internet publishing vertical focused on the business of video streaming. A Los Angeles-based writer and editor who has covered the media and technology industries for more than two decades, Daniel has worked on staff for publications including E! Online, Electronic Media, Mediaweek, Variety, paidContent and GigaOm. You can start living a healthier life with greater wealth and prosperity by following Daniel on Twitter today!