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April 1, 2018

Average Time Spent per Day with TV and Mobile Devices by US Adults, 2013-2020 (minutes)


eMarketer estimates 2019 is the year US consumers ages 18+ will spend more time with their mobile devices than with TV. In 2020, US adults will spend 3 hours and 49 minutes per day with smartphones and/or tablets.


TV time spent includes live, DVR, and other prerecorded video (such as video downloaded from the internet but saved locally); excludes digital. Mobile nonvoice includes all activities on all mobile devices, except for voice calls on the cellular network. VoIP apps or video chat apps such as Skype ... are included.More


Estimates are based on the analysis of estimates from other research firms, consumer media consumption, company reports and device adoption trends. Estimates of average time spent with media are based on the total US adult population according to the US Census 2010 release, not the number of users of each medium. Figures are rounded to the nearest minute.