Mobile is rising, but the big screen is still the preferred catch-up platform.
PacketVideo-owned connected home specialist Twonky has found that 51 per cent of Brits prefer to catch-up with TV on a physical television, rather that smartphones and tablets. Indeed, just 19 per cent said convenience is prioritised ahead of screen size.
Meanwhile, 41 per cent of respondents have downloaded TV streaming apps like Sky Go, BBC iPlayer and more, while just 13 per cent have downloaded film streaming apps, presumably because services like Netflix and LoveFilm are chargeable.
46 per cent complain of slow broadband and buffering, 26 per cent are irked by ad breaks, and 17 per cent say internet-based TV apps are of a lower quality than TV.
29 per cent of people watch TV on mobiles and tablets in bed, spiking to 50 per cent for 18-24 year olds. Interestingly, 19 per cent of respondents think second-screen use – using a mobile device while watching V – is anti-social.
Furthermore, 38 per cent of people used mobile devices to watch programmes at Christmas to avoid TV scheduling, while 37 percent used them to catch up on shows missed because of the family.
Jerome Rota, senior VP of consumer products and services at PacketVideo, said: "Although entertainment on the go is a convenient development, larger screens still provide the best user viewing experience.
"Consuming media on a large screen allows for a better quality of viewing and a more social experience. The internet is full of high quality of content with the added benefit of anytime viewing. That, combined with these findings, suggests that the connected home is the preferred solution for the perfect entertainment environment."