Welcome to the first official day of CES 2016! People from all over the world have flooded into Vegas, and it鈥檚 pretty hard to turn around without running into a tech wearable. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is kicking off the conference with a keynote address. The streaming co. has had a seriously killer year in 2015, from announcing that they鈥檙e doubling down on original programming to literally making its way into our daily lexicon (Netflix and chill, anyone?), but you鈥檙e still not going to believe the number of hours people have spent watching Netflix in 2015.


According to Netflix, people spent 42.5 billion hours watching Netflix this past year, up from 29.1 billion in 2014. HOLY COW. Just to put this all into perspective for you, the average human lifespan is 71 years, which comes out to about 621,960 hours. Divide that by 42.5 billion and people have spent the lifespans of 6833 human beings streaming content in 2015 alone. Admittedly, we all know winter is the best time to stay indoors and binge watch Narcos, so those numbers probably get a serious boost in the thick of winter, but still, DANG. People certainly love their Netflix.


But that鈥檚 not all the insane news that Netflix dropped on their audience this morning. There鈥檚 also the fact that this is the year Netflix plans on going global, and they鈥檙e hoping to be in 鈥渘early every country鈥 by the end of 2016. Also, in true Netflix fashion, they鈥檙e dropping a ton of brand new shows, including The Crown, which is 鈥淎n epic story of Queen Elizabeth set against the collapse of an empire.鈥

Basically, Netflix is planning on upping their game in 2016, and luckily, we get a front row seat.

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