Netflix top streaming platform for Morton students

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Isaac Carlos Sarabia , reporter

Netflix was the top streaming platform of 2020 for Morton East students.

In a random survey of 50, Morton East students 27 said that Netflix was their favorite streaming platform. According to “27 Fascinating Facts about Netflix,” by Broadbandsearch.net, Netflix currently has just under 149 million subscribers. The company has grown a lot, for example, back in 2013 it had 35 million subscribers. Interestingly, Netflix users spend around 1 billion hours per week streaming content. This means that their 149 million subscribers are watching about 6.7 hours per week. Oddly, 23% of Netflix users stream daily.

“My favorite streaming platform is Netflix because they offer a wide variety of old and new movies and TV shows to pick from. They also don’t have any commercials so you aren’t interrupted during your shows. You can also watch Netflix on your phone which is convenient,” senior Briana Maciel said.

YouTube came in second place with 16 votes. YouTube was created on February 14, 2005, by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim. About 5 billion videos are watched every single day and it is the second most visited site in the world.

“My favorite streaming service is YouTube because, since the beginning, it has served as a platform for anyone to put out real, authentic content and gain a following,” Spanish teacher Mark Zambrano said.

Hulu came in third place with 7 votes. Hulu is only available in the United States and Japan. It offers about 1,650 television shows and over 2,500 films. It currently has 36.6 million subscribers.

“I do watch a lot on the ones listed, but I have to go with Netflix. During quarantine back in March, my roommates and I watched a lot of series on Netflix, including rewatching all six seasons of Glee in about two weeks! I also watched all five seasons of Queer Eye and countless other movies, everything from Space Jam to Inception,” English teacher Noelle Lowther said.

No students voted for HBO and Disney Plus, two other streaming services.