Most Americans Subscribe to Two or Fewer Streaming Services According to New Study


By

on

in

,

Family sitting in living room with remote control smiling

Today Limelight Networks released their report on the current state of online video. According to this study, most Americans subscribe to two or fewer services. This news comes as one of the main arguments against cord cutting is the need to subscribe to eight or more services to replace cable TV.

Thanks to this new study we now have one more example of how most cord cutters and Americans don’t subscribe to anywhere near eight streaming services.

According to the study, just 3.2% of Americans subscribe to five or more streaming services.

Here is a quick break down of the Limelight Network report:

  • 17.8% of Americans Do Not Subscribe to Streaming Services
  • 23.8% of Americans Subscribe to 1 Streaming Service
  • 29.2% of Americans Subscribe to 2 Streaming Services
  • 20.6% of Americans Subscribe to 3 Streaming Services
  • 5.4% of Americans Subscribe to 4 Streaming Services
  • 3.2% of Americans Subscribe to 5 or More Streaming Services

These numbers line up with what our own readers have told us. As you would expect cord cutters subscribe to more services, but the majority of cord cutters subscribe to three or fewer services.

Here is a full break down of how our readers answered our survey:

  • 0 Services: 6.1%
  • 1 Service: 19.1%
  • 2 Services: 28.8%
  • 3 Services: 25.2%
  • 4 Services: 12.4%
  • 5 Services: 5.5%
  • 6 Services: 1.8%

With streaming services on average ranging in price from $3 to $11, you can see how many cord cutters can subscribe to four streaming services and still save money.

Again, this only counted paid services. Cord cutters can easily add a long list of free ad-supported services to get even more content than cable TV could ever offer.

So, how many streaming services do you subscribe to? Leave us a comment and let us know.

Did you know we have a YouTube Channel? Every week we have a live Cord Cutting Q&A, and weekly Cord Cutting recap shows exclusively on our YouTube Channel!

Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more news, tips, and reviews. Need cord cutting tech support? Join our Cord Cutting Tech Support Facebook Group for help.

Disclaimer: To address the growing use of ad blockers we now use affiliate links to sites like http://Amazon.com, streaming services, and others. Affiliate links help sites like Cord Cutters News, LLC stay open. Affiliate links cost you nothing but help me support my family. We do not allow paid reviews on this site. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

* indicates required

Please select all the ways you would like to hear from :

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp’s privacy practices here.