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OTT Market Projection (2021 – 2026) – The United States of America

Ankit Jena Published on : 23 February 2023
OTT Market projection report

 

The OTT market is projected to witness innovative and advanced transformation, which allow the users to access everything they prefer at a single space.  

More people are opting for the online mode of entertainment and as a result the OTT market is constantly growing. Here, we are going to showcase a projection of OTT growth in the USA from the period of 2021 to 2026/27.  

 

OTT Market Projection

 

Different Attributes for OTT Growth in the USA

 

Internet Penetration in the United States of America 

In 2021, the internet users in the United States of America were 417.36 million and there were 424.56 million internet users in the United States in January 2022 and is projected to be 448.55 million by 2026 

Internet penetration rate is 92.0 percent of the total population in Jan 2022. 

 

OTT Market Projection

 

Number of Users and Devices connected 

The number of users and connected devices is on rise at a rate of 2.3% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2021 to 2026 

 

Types of Devices

2021 2026
Smart Phones 297.6 million 314.5 million
Smart TVs 208.5 million 274.2 million
Desktops/laptops 168.4 million 171.2 million
Tablets 164.1 million 166 million
Game Consoles 84.5 million 83.4 million

 

Devices or users consuming video in general

In 2021, U.S. adults spent 167 minutes per day watching TV video content, and 149 minutes per day watching digital video. Forecasts show that digital video consumption will surpass TV viewing time between 2022 and 2026.

 

OTT market Projection

 

AVOD Viewers

Forecast data from February 2022 suggest that the number of ad-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) viewers in the U.S. will amount to around 140 million by the end of the year. It was projected that the viewership will further grow to over 170 million in 2026.

SVOD Viewers

A forecast from September 2021 suggested that the gross number of video-on-demand subscriptions in the United States would grow by 33 % from the end of 2021 to 2026, reaching 450 million. The source also found that one SVOD household in the U.S. will pay for more than four platforms by 2026.

PPV Viewers

In 2021, around 96.4 million people in the United States used Pay-per-View (TVoD) services. 

  • User penetration is 27.9% in 2022 and is expected to hit 30.8% by 2027.
  • US residents spend an average of 323 minutes per week watching video content – on mobile phones alone! 

Monetization Models Projection 

SVOD Market 

A forecast from September 2021 suggested that the gross number of video-on-demand subscriptions in the United States would grow by 33% from the end of 2021 to 2026, reaching 450 million

AVOD Market

Forecast data from February 2022 suggest that the number of ad-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) viewers in the U.S. will amount to around 140 million by the end of the year. It was projected that the viewership will further grow to over 170 million in 2026.

PPV /TVOD Market

  • Revenue in the Pay-per-View (TVoD) segment is US $2.10 billion in 2022.
  • Revenue is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2022-2027) of 5.56%, resulting in a projected market volume of US $2.76 bn by 2027.

For more information on monetization models, download our detailed report here – OTT Market Projection – The United States of America 

 

Smart TV Projection 

The United States OTT Market is expected to register a CAGR of approximately 11.22% in terms of revenue and approximately 2.25% in terms of subscribers over the forecast period (2021-2026). 

 

OTT Market Projection

 

Number of connected TV households in the United States from 2022 to 2026 (in millions)

A forecast from February 2022 suggested that there will be 117 million U.S. households with a connected TV device in 2026. For comparison, the number of total households in the United States is estimated to reach 135 million by 2026. 

 

Half of North American viewers already download mobile apps after watching a CTV ad

50% of North American consumers have downloaded a mobile app after seeing an ad, and 53% of consumers say they are likely or very likely to do so using QR codes.  

 

Average Time Spent Watching Streaming Content on CTV, Per Week

On average, consumers watch 5.3 hours of streaming content on CTV per week. This number is 11% higher in North America at 5.9 weekly hours.

 

Conclusion

The OTT market in the U.S.A is projected to grow at a rate of 11.22% CAGR by 2026. The increasing trend of online streaming channels is the major factor predicted to boost the growth of the over-the-top (OTT) market over the forecast period. Additionally, the OTT platforms deliver product services straightaway to viewers through online streaming by eliminating broadcasting cables which are expected to attract more customers to avail of OTT services.

To get a detailed analysis of OTT market projection, download our report OTT Market Projection for the USA (2021-2026).

 

OTT Market Projection

 

Written by: Ankit Jena

Ankit is Content Writer for Muvi’s Marketing unit. He is a passionate writer with 5+ Years of Experience in Content Creation And Development. In his past time, he likes to dance, play football and google various things to quench his thirst for knowledge.

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