It’s Official…We Spend More Time On Our Phones Than Watch TV
If you're like most Americans, the headline probably won't shock you. But for the first time ever, we spend more time looking at our phones than we do watching things on TV. It's the first time in the history of this survey that the television has lost. It's official. The smartphone has truly taken over.
The change in American's viewing habits has been slowly changing as our phones have become more a part of our everyday lives. Phones aren't just for glancing at your Facebook or Twitter page. We watch movies and TV on them. We listen to music on them. And our phones have become faster and more attractive with beautiful screen sizes and resolutions too.
In the U.S., adults will spend an average of 3 hours and 43 minutes on their smartphones. That is eight minutes MORE than they'll spend watching TV. To show just how far our phones have come, just five years ago Americans spent two hours more time watching TV than their phones. Two hours! But those days are over. Now everything we need is in the palm of our hand.