EUROSTAT - European Union Statistical Office

04/15/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/15/2024 03:03

65% of people in the EU streamed TV or videos in 2022

In 2022, 65% of individuals in the EU engaged in streaming TV or videos online.

In 24 out of 27 EU countries, more than half of individuals aged 16-74 used the internet to watch streamed TV or videos. Finland boasted the highest share at 93%, followed by the Netherlands (90%) and Denmark (89%).

Source dataset: isoc_ci_ac_i

At the other end of the range, 34% of individuals in Romania streamed TV or videos online, 40% in Bulgaria and nearly 50% in Slovakia.

Streaming more popular among young people

In 2022, internet streaming habits revealed a generational divide within the EU. Online streaming was particularly popular among young people, with 86% of individuals aged 16 to 24 years and 81% of those aged 25 to 34 years using the internet to stream TV or videos.

Source dataset: isoc_ci_ac_i

Conversely, as age increased, there was a decline in the number of individuals engaged in online streaming. Among people aged 55 to 64 years, 52% used the internet for streaming, while only 33% of those aged 65 to 74 years did the same.