Cyprus jointly ranked top amongst EU countries for the share of population who streamed TV or videos in 2020.
Cyprus and the Netherlands both recorded a rate of 95%, according to a Eurostat (the EU’s statistical information body) report published on Thursday. The EU27 average was 74%.
Cyprus’ chart-topping figures was followed by Finland and Malta at 93%, while the lowest share was observed in Bulgaria (44%) and Romania (37%).
Cyprus’ rise amongst the charts for tech use has been a trend for some time now, as in 2016 that figure was 81%.
During that same period, Italy for example only rose from 72% to 77%. Notably, Portugal’s streaming use declined from 77% in 2016 to 66% in 2020.
Eurostat said that in 2020, 75% of those aged 16 to 74 that used the internet in the previous three months read online news sites, newspapers, and news magazines, while 74% watched internet-streamed TV or videos.
The shares were lower for listening to music (61%) and playing or downloading games (34%).
The Netherlands had the highest share of individuals playing or downloading games (56%). Malta and Denmark had the second most significant shares (both 47%). In Bulgaria and Poland, these shares were below 20%.
In Cyprus the figure for playing or downloading games was 38%.
Source: Cyprus Mail