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Almost half of Britons stream TV, film or video content at least once a week and over a third stream it for at least an hour a day, a report reveals.

According to Samsung's annual Techonomic Index 2015, which surveyed 18,000 people across 18 European countries, 46 per cent of Brits get their streaming fix at least once a week.

89 per cent of UK households don't go a day without watching TV. That's up from 83 per cent in 2014.

We also spend almost half an hour extra watching TV each day (29 minutes) compared to last year. More than one in five of us (21 per cent) use their mobile, tablet or laptop to catch up on TV shows on the move.

The survey also found that the average Brit spends £144 a year on music streaming and download services – that's the most out of all the countries surveyed.

The last 12 months have seen a rise in the take-up of 4G and internet-connected tech like smart TVs and tablets. The average UK household now contains 18 smart devices.

"Today, our homes are the centre of our personal cultural universe," said Stephen Taylor, CMO at Samsung Europe.

"The exponential growth of digital media, more quality content and a greater number of devices holds so much possibility."

He added: "The increased level of global connectivity means that we are currently experiencing a period of unprecedented changes.

"We are able to explore the world, educate ourselves and enrich our life-experiences, all from within our own homes."

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