Wuaki.tv has seen a 65% increase in the number of movies and TV shows being streamed to smart TVs produced by such manufacturers as LG, Samsung and Panasonic since it introduced native apps.
Furthermore, connected device streaming from tablets, Xbox consoles, smartphones and Google’s Chromecast has also increased by 25%.
Alongside this, the number of movies and TV shows streamed through a web browser has dropped dramatically. Indeed, only 10% are streamed to a PC or laptop through the browser and Wuaki.tv now believes this will fall to less than 1% in the next 12-24 months
Simon Homent, Content Director at Wuaki.tv, said: “When we first launched Wuaki.tv most of our users watched movies on their laptop, no one thought of the living room as a place to stream.
“Now the opposite it true. With Smart TVs, devices like Chromecast, and native apps being so commonplace, people are streaming movies and TV to all kinds of connected devices and replacing traditional TV channels. Native apps give a much better viewing experience than browser streaming, and are often more stable as they are designed for one single purpose. It has long been an industry prediction but one that’s actually coming true.
“In the next two years we expect very few, if any, Wuaki.tv customers will still be streaming through a browser, and it will effectively be the death of browser streaming.”