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8% of Australians are watching Netflix in a public toilet

8% of Australians are watching Netflix in a public toilet

Data from a global Netflix survey, of 1900 Australian respondents, found a surprising number of us are watching Netflix content in a public toilet.

These addictive behaviours extend beyond the bathroom, with 34 per cent of Australians using Netflix on their daily commute, and 32 per cent tuning in while at a café or restaurant. But if the worst thing someone catches you watching is "Stranger Things", you're life isn't going too bad.

59% of Aussies watch Netflix in Public, or anywhere out of home. While 44 percent of on-the-go bingers have caught someone looking over their shoulder and watching, 11 percent of those over-the-shoulder watchers reported being spoiled by peeking at somebody else's screen.

With 109 million-plus Netflix subscribers worldwide, that would mean almost 13 million people have made it a habit of binge-watching and flushing.

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"Netflixing in public has become a social norm with 60 percent of Americans watching more movies and shows in public this year than last", Eddy Wu, Netflix director of production innovation, said in a statement.

The sample was balanced by age and gender and representative of an adult online population who watch movies and TV shows via streaming services in public settings in the United States, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand and Turkey, according to a representative from the digital streaming company.

Netflix said access to movies and TV shows ranks among the top five travel essentials for subscribers, along with Wi-Fi presence (48 percent), a comfortable seat (49 percent), a charger (41 percent) and food (37 percent).


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