Back in the day, if you wanted to watch a movie online, you’d have to pay for it upfront and if you did not enjoy it then too bad. However, since the advent of streaming services, users can now watch any movie or TV show for a fixed monthly price, hence saving a ton of money in the process.
This is why it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that Netflix could potentially be consuming 15% of the world’s internet traffic, at least according to bandwidth management company, Sandvine. The company claims that Netflix alone eats up 15% of the world’s traffic and despite YouTube having been around much longer, YouTube is said to take up 11.4%, which is actually still a lot.
That being said, Sandvine’s report had also revealed that while Netflix is currently consuming a fair amount of the internet’s traffic, piracy is apparently back on the rise. It was previously reported that streaming services are actually to blame for this, where many of them try to come up with exclusive content which has resulted in users opting to pirate those shows, as opposed to subscribing to multiple services at once.