Not only is streaming on-demand films and shows from Netflix more convenient, it also means no pesky adverts getting in the way of your enjoyment. But have you ever wondered just how much time it saves by cutting out the ads?
Exstreamist has done the maths. Recent estimate say that Netflix viewers watch an average of 1.5 hours of the service a day.
On US cable TV, adverts account for 15 minutes and 30 seconds of every hour. Hence Exstreamist estimates that Netflix saves viewers about 130 hours per year that they would've spent watching adverts.
That's almost five and a half days. Which is enough for quite a few episodes of 'Breaking Bad'.
Sadly there are no comparison figures for Amazon Prime Instant Video. According to recent stats from Ofcom, Netflix is by far the more popular service on these shores, notching up 4.4 million UK households.
By comparison, Amazon Prime Instant Video only reaches 1.2 million UK homes.
Interestingly, viewers seem much less bothered about original programming than the services themselves, which pump millions into it every year in a bid to differentiate themselves from their rivals.