06/01/2016 13:06 GMT | Updated 06/01/2016 13:59 GMT

Netflix Reveals 42.5 Billion Hours Of Content Watched In 2015

CES 2016 isn't just about the gadgets, the TVs or even the smartwatches it's also about the content that we consume on these devices and Netflix has just revealed something pretty astonishing during its Keynote speech.

In 2015, the human race watched around 42.5 billion hours of Netflix.

42.5 billion. If our maths is correct, that's nearly five million years.

The incredible stat was revealed by Netflix's CEO Reed Hastings as his took to the stage to talk about the new developments that would be happening at Netflix over the next 12 months.

“Today you are witnessing the birth of a new global Internet TV network,” said Hastings. “With this launch, consumers around the world -- from Singapore to St. Petersburg, from San Francisco to Sao Paulo -- will be able to enjoy TV shows and movies simultaneously -- no more waiting. With the help of the Internet, we are putting power in consumers’ hands to watch whenever, wherever and on whatever device.”

If you thought that statistic was big the likelihood is that it's only going to get bigger as Hastings unveiled Netflix Everywhere, flicking the switch on Netflix being available in 130 new countries.

To put it simply, you'll now be able to watch Netflix in every country except China.


Along with throwing us some mind-numbing stats, Hastings also announced that HDR (High-Dynamic Range) would also be launching on the streaming service.

HDR is a new technology that when combined with 4K, allows content to have a far greater range of colour and contrast.

While the pixels matter, HDR is the technology that then makes those pixels look realistic.

Of course just because Netflix is now delivering HDR content doesn't mean you'll be able to enjoy it, just yet. To have both you'll need one of the new Ultra HD Premium certified TVs. They'll be able to show 4K and HDR content natively without any problems.