YouTube Dominates Global Streaming, Netflix in North America
Netflix Dominates North American Streaming, YouTube Wins Global Crown | News & Opinion | PCMag.com: "On fixed networks in North America, Netflix is the "unchallenged leader" when it comes to traffic, controlling 32.3 percent of downstream traffic during peak periods. Coming in second is YouTube, with 17.1 percent of peak downstream traffic in North America, up from 13.8 percent last year. Globally, however, YouTube is the leader when it comes to fixed and mobile networks, making the Google-owned video site "the leading source of Internet traffic in the entire world," Sandvine said." (read more at link above)
Popular streaming channels:Netflix: The king of movie and TV show streaming. $7.99/mo.
YouTube: User-submitted videos and some original programming. Free.
Hulu Plus: TV shows days after they air and some movies. $7.99/mo.
Amazon Prime: A strong Netflix competitor with other Amazon benefits. $79/year.
Crackle: Movies and TV mostly from Sony's library. Free.
Vudu: Movie rental site owned by Walmart. Fees per movie