More Households Have Netflix Than DVR Now

netflix vs dvr

Netflix has taken the world by storm since its introduction, starting as a humble DVD rental service and turning into the worlds most popular premium video streaming platform after its introduction in 2007. With rising subscription numbers, Netflix has begun receiving exclusive content, developing their own original TV series, and producing their own films. With over 75 million subscribers, it has single-handedly taken on all major content producers and distributors in the battle for viewership.


Netflix Takeover

For the first time since its introduction, Netflix subscribers now out number DVR owners, according to a recent study. While 53% of adults own a DVR, Netflix has gained a slight advantage by reaching 54% of adults. This is a drastic change in comparison to the 2011 numbers, which concluded only 28% for Netflix and 44% for DVR.

Not only is Netflix seeing an increase in subscribers, but they are also seeing a rise in subscriber activity. In 2011, Netflix saw 6% of their user base stream content daily, compared to 23% in 2016. This means they are not only earning new customers, but they are earning the loyalty of their increasing subscriber base.

With the price of Netflix remaining relatively the same and the increase in more and more binge-worthy original content, we can be sure to see this trend in Netflix use go up in the years to come.

Thanks for reading our article! Please follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on our latest cord cutting articles. You can also join us on our Facebook Page.

Next articleSling TV Adds Cloud DVR for Amazon Fire TV Users
Curt a US Navy veteran stumbled into website design and digital marketing 15+ years ago where he has found his passion, to combine his love for new technology, television and online marketing. is the perfect outlet for Curt’s creative and technical expertise and he hopes to share his experience and knowledge to help other people find ways to save money and gain freedom by ditching cable and jump to streaming television services.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here