Amazon Prime, Netflix emerge as top online platforms in UAE during COVID-19 period

The UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has revealed that video streaming and social media apps have witnessed a surge in usage since March 2020 amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country.
Amazon Prime leads the list witnessing a 44% increase in usage, followed by Netflix subscriptions at 26% overall use.
The two streaming giants are followed by social media websites Twitter (22%), Facebook (17%), and video publishing and viewing plaform YouTube (16%).
Photo sharing social media app Instagram saw 12% increase in usage, while Snapchat witnessed a 9% increase.
The list has yet to include TikTok, a 15-second video sharing platform that has gained ground mostly with the youth that has surpassed over one billion downloads worldwide.

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