Germans not fussed by TV on smartphones

Germans not fussed by TV on smartphones
Photo: DPA
For many, watching television is all about the size of the screen and the sharpest image rather than mobile access. Only one in four Germans told a poll released on Thursday they want TV channels on their smartphone.

Mobile phone television has been thrown around as the ‘next big thing’ for a while, but as smart phones gain in popularity in Germany there seems to still be little interest in tiny, portable telly.

Just 23 percent told pollsters YouGov that they would watch TV on their phone. Half of these said that it was out of fear of taking up too much of their data plan and costing too much money.

Even if a phone were to be connected to WiFi, and thus the user be freed of worrying about using up data, only 30 percent – seven percent more – said they would use it.

For the poll, YouTube asked 1,575 Germans between January and February

DPA/The Local/jcw

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