Netflix notes "59% of Aussies are Watching Netflix in public"

Joann Johnston
November 14, 2017

We understand if you want to watch the show in your own bathroom, but why in a public bathroom?

The Netflix data also reveals that 61% of Australians are publicly bingeing on aeroplanes (the highest percentage of any country globally), however Aussies have indicated we experience major issues with in-flight entertainment. But if the worst thing someone catches you watching is "Stranger Things", you're life isn't going too bad.

Some of the viewing habits might catch you by surprise: 37 percent admitted to watching at work, 22 percent said they'd cried while streaming in public, and 12 percent copped to Netflixing in public bathrooms. And it's not just for those alone moments too - you might be in the back of a vehicle with someone and they're watching Netflix because 45% of those watching in the back seat of a auto have caught someone looking over their shoulder too.

With 109 million-plus Netflix subscribers worldwide, that would mean almost 13 million people have made it a habit of binge-watching and flushing.

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The survey, released by online streaming platform Netflix on Tuesday, shows how the majority of Indians are binge watching in public - with 71 per cent more people doing so this year than the last, read a statement.

Netflix says that when we can't avoid the crowds, unpredictable weather delays and long lines that go hand in hand with the upcoming summer holidays, it is revealing that "59% of Aussies are watching their Netflix in Public, out of the home and on the go".

Netflix said access to movies and TV shows ranks among the top five travel essentials for subscribers, along with Wi-Fi presence (48 percent), a comfortable seat (49 percent), a charger (41 percent) and food (37 percent).

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