Rise of gadgets making us bigger TV addicts

London, Jan 25 (ANI): Rise in people using gadgets to watch shows, has made Britain, a nation of television addicts.

Researchers have found that an average viewer watches four hours of TV or video a day - 90 minutes more than 10 years ago, the Daily Express reported.

They have blamed a rise in popularity of phones, tablets and computers on which people watch programmes, for people turning TV addicts.

More people watch TV on gadgets than on traditional sets - including at work and on the go, according to the poll by broadbandchoices.co.uk.

A third of the 2,000 adults polled said they prefer watching TV on a tablet, smart phone or laptop.

While more than a third watch catch-up TV online, a quarter said they watched less TV on a standard set last year than they did in 2002.

Telecoms expert Dominic Baliszewsk asserted that in five years, the living room TV set could be a thing of the past, as the old-fashioned television is losing its crown as the King of the living room.

Baliszewsk said that with many different ways for people to view films and programmes over a broadband connection, modern devices such as tablets allow viewers far more flexibility to choose where and when they watch

He added that the TV set would get replaced in most homes as the primary viewing device in fewer than five years. (ANI)


Get stories like this on the Yahoo app and discover more every day.
Download it now.