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.聽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.聽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聽6833 human beings streaming content聽in 2015 alone. Admittedly, we all know winter is the best time to stay indoors and binge watch聽Narcos,聽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聽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聽of 2016.聽Also, in true Netflix fashion,聽they鈥檙e dropping a ton of brand new shows, including聽The Crown,聽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,聽we get a front row seat.

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