Netflix Used 10 Times More Than Amazon and Hulu Combined

Accounts for 31.6 percent of all downstream Internet traffic in North America during prime time hours

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Netflix — which was on the brink of collapse just two years ago — beat out Amazon and Hulu for use by a massive margin in the month of September, according to a new report by Sandvine, a provider of broadband network solutions.

Netflix accounts for 31.6 percent of all downstream Internet traffic in North America during prime time hours. It uses nearly 20 times more peak-period bandwidth than Amazon video, which holds 1.6 percent of the share, and 24 times that of Hulu (1.3 percent of the share). Altogether, those who watch videos online use Netflix ten times more than Amazon and Hulu combined.

Netflix is also taking a large chunk of traffic away from peer-to-peer file sharing apps like BitTorrent. BitTorrent now takes up less than 10 percent of total daily traffic in America, even though it accounted for over 31 percent just a few years ago and 60 percent 11 years ago.

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DavidFajardo
DavidFajardo

why is people still paying for on-line content?...

gogoqueen66
gogoqueen66

We have all three. I forget about Amazon videos, I love Hulu but I hate the ads. I am a bit of an Anglophile and they have great British shows. Netflix is also great and no ads. It has the best interface.  The interface for Hulu on a lot of appliances really suck. I wish they would fix it as their shows rock. I also hate having to see the same ad 40 times in a row.