Smartphone and tablet users watch TV in toilet

Nearly one in five people uses a smartphone to watch television in the toilet, a report has revealed.

The study found Britons spend more than one day a week enjoying programmes and movies. They factor around 24.3 hours of viewing into their weekly routines, increasingly watching programmes on the go, the study showed.

The report found 16 per cent of consumers use their smartphones in the bathroom and 10 per cent of people watch shows on a tablet in the toilet.

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The study of global viewing habits showed the average viewer watches 19 hours of television and six hours of film content a week. Further findings suggest almost a third (29 per cent) of weekly TV viewing is recorded content. Live viewing still dominates, particularly when it comes to news programmes, the study showed. Some 73 per cent of people watch shows as they air, the report found.

The study also pointed towards a shift in household viewing habits. It found more consumers watch content on their smartphones or tablets than on a television in their bedrooms.

Meanwhile 79 per cent of consumers are frustrated with a lack of storage space on their devices.

John Burke, of Motorola Mobility which conducted the study, said: “This study shows us that consumers take their viewing experiences very seriously, but they’re frustrated. Increasingly, they’re using tablets and smartphones to view their content, and they expect this experience to transition seamlessly across their favourite programmes, whenever and wherever they like.”