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In June, Americans spent about 7.5 billion minutes watching Netflix on their phones

7.5 billion minutes

Americans went from watching about 4.2 billion minutes of Netflix on their phones in September 2014 to about 7.5 billion in June 2017.

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7.5 billion minutes

How much time US users spend watching Netflix on their phones per month

The Netflix sign on is shown on an iPad in Encinitas, California, April 19,2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo        GLOBAL BUSINESS WEEK AHEAD PACKAGE    SEARCH BUSINESS WEEK AHEAD 17 OCT FOR ALL IMAGES - RTX2P3F7
7.5 billion minutes

The size of the screen does not seem to be stopping viewers, as Netflix is a success in both the Apple and Google app stores.

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7.5 billion minutes

And the time spent by viewers using phones is growing faster than for computers and tablets.

The Netflix sign on is shown on an iPad in Encinitas, California, April 19,2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo        GLOBAL BUSINESS WEEK AHEAD PACKAGE    SEARCH BUSINESS WEEK AHEAD 17 OCT FOR ALL IMAGES - RTX2P3F7
7.5 billion minutes

That reflects a wider trend. Smartphone users went from watching just four minutes of videos on their phones per day in 2012 to half an hour in 2017.

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