In our increasingly interconnected world, mobile entertainment and social media have become an integral part of our daily lives. From compelling streaming platforms to the dynamic realm of social networking, these digital arenas have altered the way we consume entertainment and engage with others.
Every year, Jakpat conducts a survey in order to understand the public’s perspective on the use of mobile entertainment and social media. In this first semester of 2023, surveys were conducted on 1640 smartphone users and 1646 social media users.
Jakpat survey report highlights the use of over-the-top (OTT) streaming platforms such as Vidio, Netflix, or Disney+ Hotstar, as entertainment media that can be accessed by smartphone users. 89% of Gen Z users use OTT streaming platforms to watch movies, 76% to watch series, 23% to watch sports matches, and 21% to watch reality/variety shows.
To enjoy OTT streaming platforms’ content, users generally need to pay the subscription fee. 31% of Gen Z users don’t mind paying a subscription fee to be free from annoying ads.
Entertainment content is certainly not limited to movies, series and other audio-visual shows. Music has long been an integral part of human culture. Meanwhile, podcasts also get a significant portion in accompanying the daily activities of modern people. Therefore, in this report, Jakpat also highlights the use of audio streaming platforms as a medium of listening to music and podcasts.
Unlike the OTT streaming platforms, the majority of users prefer to listen to music for free and don’t mind listening to advertisements. In fact, 27% of paying subscribers pay less than last year for streaming audio platforms.
Another form of entertainment that can be accessed from smartphones is social media. The Jakpat report shows that 36% of users access social media so they don’t feel left behind from current news or trends. In addition, of course, social media still plays a role in influencing consumer behavior, through advertisement content and reviews. Instagram is rated by 25% of users as the most informative social media. 34% of users also feel that Instagram is the most suitable social media for finding products, services or catalogues.
Shifting Trends of Mobile Entertainment
This Jakpat report shows that the trend of using mobile entertainment and social media tends to decrease from the previous year. Aska Primardi, Head of Research of Jakpat emphasized, “Almost all social media have experienced a decrease in the number of users. Like TikTok and Twitter, the numbers are likely to be stagnant from last year. Same thing happened to the OTT streaming platforms. People are still accessing content, but there are indications that they are reducing the number of platforms they use, or choosing to focus on only one of the OTT streaming platforms.”
Aska stated that there is also a possibility that this condition is caused by de-influencing trends, where influencers, or in this case de-influencers, give suggestions not to use a product or service. He added, “Jakpat’s research shows that only about 50% of the public currently still trusts reviews from influencers and celebrities.”
Another factor Aska came up with, was related to duration. “As the pandemic period ends, the duration for people to be able to access mobile entertainment and social media has indeed decreased in 2023.”
Then, how about the performance of the OTT streaming platform and audio streaming platform in the eyes of its users? How do users value social media? Which reviews on social media are the most trustworthy according to users?
Get the details in our report here.