How Do You Watch TV Shows & Movies? [MakeUseOf Poll]

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Last week we asked you which desktop browser is currently the best. After holding the first round roughly three years ago, we wondered if Firefox could still hold its own as it did back in 2010, and whether IE and Safari managed to gain some popularity. Curious? The results are in front of you.

Out of 1,219 votes in total, 3% think Safari is the best desktop browser, 4% think Internet Explorer deserves the title, 7% like Opera best, 34% voted for Firefox, and by a long margin, Chrome took the prize with no less than 50% of the votes. 2% voted for “other”.

Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.

Not only did Firefox lose almost 7% of its voters to Chrome, Opera too went down from 10% to 7%, which gave Chrome a boost from the nearly 41% it had last time to its current 50%. Impressive!

Don’t forget to read last week’s best comment by Victor Ong, who won 150 reward points for sharing his thoughts.

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This week’s poll question is: How Do You Watch TV Shows & Movies?

Want to make some extra MakeUseOf reward points? The most useful comment on the poll will be awarded 150 points!

The world has come a long way since we could watch movies only in the theater and TV shows on only on TV. Today, there are many ways, some more legal than others, to get your movie and TV fix. I’m aware that this not a very stable arena, and things change and move around all the time, so please vote according to what you do currently. I’m also aware that you might be using several methods to watch your favorites movies and shows, so for the purpose of this poll, please choose the method you use most often. Remember, this poll is anonymous.

What makes you choose the way you do? Is it convenience? Ethics? Money? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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Comments (45)
  • sudhacrazy

    most of commentators hav downloaded free movie torrenss..

  • Jack Cola

    TV and movies should be a separate. I watch movies on TV, but never go to a cinema.

  • Edward Bellair

    I do all except go to a theater. But it won’t let me vote. o_0

  • Audrey Johnson

    I have had a subscription to Netflix since 2005. I bought the subscription, because I was very concerned about what my children were watching and had access to on TV, and at the movies. being a parent, it is very important to me what my children are being exposed to while watching TV, or when they are away from home at the movie theater. I am able to set the type of movies that my children can watch, and I am able to read or watch a preview of The TV show or movie, or read what the movie is about BEFORE, my children watch it. It only costs me $9 a month and my children can even view the movies or TV shows on their computer or through their X-Box.
    Wouldn’t use anything else, because I am in control of what my family is watching

  • kOztrich

    I use an a couple of Android apps and I have a Roku. The apps are fantastic, one is DroidTV ($8,99 for 3 months subscription) and it provides almost all primetime episodes on network TV, also has some shows from HBO and Showtime. The other app is called TV Portal ($1.99 one time payment) and it has just about every primetime show going back to at least the 80’s and it has good, new movies also. The Roku provides shows from channels such as Discovery,Animal Planet, History channel, the Smithsonium Channel, etc., etc. I either watch the apps on my smartphone, tablet or by hooking up to my big screen HDTV via HDMI from the either my smartphone or tablet.

    • Yaara Lancet

      Very helpful! Were you a registered used a comment like this could have been worth 150 reward points. :)

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