Netflix hits 5m subscribers to become UK’s top streaming service

Last week figures from the TV ratings body Barb showed Hastings’ vision had become reality in the UK. Barb estimated that more than 5m British homes subscribed to Netflix in 2015, compared with 1.6m for rivals Amazon Prime Instant Video and fewer than 1m for Sky’s internet service Now TV. […] hat means Netflix is now in nearly a quarter of UK households, with 1.4m joining the streaming service in 2015 alone to watch hit series such as the political thriller House of Cards. Business research company IHS forecasts Netflix will have about 7.5m subscribers in the UK by 2019. – Tara Conlan, The Guardian