In 3 Months, We Streamed 2B Hours of Netflix Videos

Company says that's a 'high mark'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 4, 2012 11:29 AM CST
In 3 Months, We Streamed 2B Hours of Netflix Videos
In this Oct. 1, 2011 photo, a Netflix DVD envelope and Netflix on-screen television menu are shown in Surfside, Fla.   (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Despite the uproar and subscriber exodus over its pricing change, people are still making use of Netflix’s streaming service. And how. The company has announced that it streamed more than 2 billion hours of content to members during the fourth quarter, and while it wouldn’t give specific figures on how that measured up to past quarters, a spokesman tells the Wall Street Journal it’s "a high mark." The company claims about 20 million streaming members around the globe.

The figure bodes well for Netflix as it attempts to focus its efforts on streaming—click to watch its just-released trailer for its new original show. (More Netflix stories.)

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