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National Streaming Day

Get ready to binge-watch your favorite shows and movies because it's National Streaming Day! Don't forget the popcorn and snacks for the ultimate viewing experience.
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May 20
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Introduction

Get your binge-watching mode on because May 20 marks National Streaming Day! This day celebrates the rise of streaming services and their impact on how we consume entertainment. From Netflix to Hulu to Disney+, streaming has revolutionized the way we watch TV shows, movies, and even live events. Did you know that the first-ever movie streamed online was "The Spirit of Christmas" in 1995? And now, there are countless options for us to choose from, making it easier than ever to find something we love. So grab your snacks and get ready for a day filled with all your favorite shows and movies – happy streaming!

History of National Streaming Day

National Streaming Day Dates

National Streaming Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1995</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Movie Streamed Online</div><div class='timeline-text'>"The Spirit of Christmas," the first movie ever to be streamed online, was published by the creators of South Park, marking the beginning of the streaming era.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1997</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Netflix Founded</div><div class='timeline-text'>Netflix was founded as a DVD-by-mail service but later shifted its focus to streaming media, revolutionizing the entertainment industry.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2005</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>YouTube Launch</div><div class='timeline-text'>The creation of YouTube offered a platform for user-generated videos, changing the traditional format of video content.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2007</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Netflix Streaming Begins</div><div class='timeline-text'>Netflix launched its streaming service, providing members with instant access to television shows and movies over the internet.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Launch of Live Streaming Platforms</div><div class='timeline-text'>Periscope and Facebook Live were launched, marking the beginning of mainstream live streaming.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2019</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Disney+ Enters the Scene</div><div class='timeline-text'>Disney jumps into the streaming wars, launching its own service, Disney+, adding to the growing list of streaming options for consumers.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Streaming Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Binge-watch your favorite shows</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Nothing says National Streaming Day like spending the whole day watching your favorite TV shows or movies on your favorite streaming platform. Grab some snacks and get cozy on the couch for a day of non-stop entertainment.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try out a new streaming service</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Expand your streaming horizons by trying out a new streaming service on National Streaming Day. With so many options available, you're sure to find something new and exciting to watch.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Have a virtual watch party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends to join you for a virtual watch party on National Streaming Day. Choose a movie or show to watch together and chat about it in real-time using video chat or messaging.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a themed movie marathon</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Pick a theme, such as your favorite actor or genre, and curate a movie marathon on National Streaming Day. This is a fun way to discover new movies and connect with friends over shared interests.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a trivia night about streaming</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Test your knowledge and challenge your friends to a trivia night focused on streaming services, shows, and movies. You can even come up with prizes for the winners to make it more exciting.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Streaming Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Endless entertainment at our fingertips</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Thanks to streaming services, we have access to thousands of movies and TV shows anytime, anywhere. No more waiting for a specific time or date to watch our favorite shows - with streaming, we can binge watch to our hearts' content.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Personalized recommendations and discovery</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Streaming services use algorithms to suggest new shows and movies based on our viewing history. This allows us to discover hidden gems and expand our tastes by trying out new genres and titles we may not have found otherwise.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Convenience and cost-effective</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>With streaming, we no longer have to buy expensive movie tickets or pay for cable subscriptions. For a fraction of the cost, we can access a wide range of content right from the comfort of our own home. Plus, many streaming services offer affordable options for families to share accounts.</p></div></div>

5 Unbelievable Facts for National Streaming Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Streaming Accounts for Over Half of Global Internet Traffic</h3><p class='facts-content'>Video streaming accounts for more than 58% of global internet traffic, with Netflix alone making up a whopping 15%.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Streaming is the New Normal for Young Audiences</h3><p class='facts-content'>Around 54% of adults aged 18-29 claim streaming services as their primary way of watching television, demonstrating the shift in viewing habits of younger generations.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Majority of American Households Stream</h3><p class='facts-content'>According to recent studies, over 74% of American households have a streaming service subscription, supporting the surge in popularity of digital entertainment.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Streaming Services are Stepping up in Movie Production</h3><p class='facts-content'>Streaming giants like Netflix and Amazon have begun producing their own movies. In fact, Netflix created over 90 original films in 2019 alone.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Streaming Revolutionized the Music Industry</h3><p class='facts-content'>Audio and music streaming has also seen dramatic growth alongside video. Platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music have become dominant players in the music industry, with over 400 billion streams in 2020 alone.</p></div></div>

National Streaming Day FAQs

When is National Streaming Day?

National Streaming Day is celebrated on May 20 every year. In 2024 National Streaming Day will occur on a Monday.

National Streaming Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

May 20

Saturday

2024

May 20

Monday

2025

May 20

Tuesday

2026

May 20

Wednesday

2027

May 20

Thursday

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