We all know by now that Internet users are consuming more online video than ever, and that the rate of consumption continues to rise. A study from MeFeedia tells us that consumers are considerably more engaged when watching video on their mobile devices compared to desktop and laptop computers.
Coming on the heels of TubeMogul’s latest video analytics that reported the average online video viewing engagement to be under two minutes, MeFeedia found from analyzing 125,000 mobile users:
• iPad users, on average, will stick with a video for five minutes
• Symbian users for 4.1 minutes
• Android users for 3 minutes
• iPhone users for 2.4 minutes
This is particularly significant as marketers and publishers discover new strategies for Video Marketing & mobile content. This indicates a very real shift in consumer behavior when moving from a desktop to a mobile device. Equally important are the formats to be used by content creators. Moving away from Flash to the more tablet-ready HTML5 may offer greater rewards for publishers than we first thought.