Google recently revealed people watch total 45 billion hours worth of videos from YouTube each month. Even more shockingly, this is only a round off of the data available from the logged-in viewers, the other viewers from other platforms like Facebook shares.
Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, said that 1.5 billion logged-in viewers visit YouTube every single month.
“That’s the equivalent of one in every five people around the world! And how much do those people watch? On average, our viewers spend over an hour a day watching YouTube on mobile devices alone,” said Wojcicki in a post on the official blog of Youtube.
So that makes it 45 billion hours a month by simple multiplication. Considering the way many videos go viral, it amounts to even more hours of video streamed, and the video streamed on desktop or laptops are not even accounted.
Coming Soon: Updates
Soon, the video streaming service is going to launch a “new sharing feature that lets you share videos right from the app”. According to the blog post, “In a couple weeks, it’ll be available in Latin America and then throughout the US soon after that.”
A new desktop experience is also tried out to give videos a more “cinematic” look, which is described as clean, fresh, and with newer features.
The announcements certainly mean one thing – even after the shocking benchmark we’ve revealed, YouTube will keep piling on the hours even more. Perhaps it is time for you to get a bigger screen on your device?