Research: ‘Netflix binges mean a €2bn+ electricity bill’

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Consumers spend more than £2 billion (€2.23bn) globally to cover the electricity needed to watch Netflix for an average of two hours per day according to research from comparison and switching service Uswitch.com.

The research took global costs per KWh and average television energy consumption to calculate the total cost of energy used to watch two hours of Netflix per day, based on global Netflix subscriber numbers. Two hours per day is the average usage – though lockdown may well have increased the time spent watching.

According to the study,

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