14% of Australians will switch off Netflix if their pet isn’t enjoying it

Posted: 10 April 2018 5:04 pm

Netflix is no stranger to digging up random statistics to tie into an international day of celebration, but this one takes the cake.

In preparation for International Pet Day (which is apparently tomorrow), Netflix has quizzed Australians on their pet-friendly streaming habits. Do you watch TV shows with your pets? Do you make space on the couch for your furry friends? These are the kinds of hard-hitting questions Netflix Australia is asking.

According to Netflix's pur-vey results, 70% of Australian members have watched Netflix with their pets. So the majority of us are constantly debating with our doggos whether to watch Chef's Table or Paw Patrol. No big surprise there and we're not sure exactly what constitutes a pet "watching Netflix". Did they pick up that Easter egg in Marvel's The Punisher? Which Stranger Things kid is their favourite? Would they be of any use whatsoever on trivia night? We may never know.

Netflix didn't stop there. They also found that 59% of Australians thought their pet was the best binge partner, whether it's just for the company, the snugs or the fact that a pooch isn't going to get catty about their streaming preferences.

It also turns out that one in seven has to bribe their pets with treats to get them to stay and stream. This story just gets sadder and sadder. In fact, 14% even admitted to switching off a television show because their pets didn't like it.

Sadly, they don't offer any advice on pet preferences. I'd love to know which shows pets are most averse to. Okja probably wouldn't fly and John Wick is strictly out of the question.

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