Brits are known for loving a good night on the town – but new research has revealed that more than half of the country would actually prefer to sit in front of the TV with a takeaway than go out for date night.
According to a new survey conducted by AppliancesDirect.co.uk, 63% of Brits prefer to stay at home to watch films with their partner for date night rather than go out.
More than half (57%) said that the rise of on-demand services such as Netflix, YouTube, NOW TV and Amazon video are causing them to stay in as well as cost also being an important factor with 41% of people saying this was the reason they watch movies from home rather than go to the cinema.
In fact, more than one in three (35%) of the selected respondents revealed they now have a room in their home dedicated to a home cinema experience.
And the top pieces of home cinema equipment were as 4K TVs (43%), soundbars (31%), Blu-ray DVD players (24%), speakers (17%) and home projectors are on the rise (11%).
Why? Well, 32% of couples said that they don’t want to be disturbed by others as a reason for why they have opted to stay in at home to watch films with their significant other.
This was followed by more than 1 in 5 (27%) who said it is more comfortable to watch movies in their own home for date night.
Marketing manager at AppliancesDirect.co.uk, Mark Kelly, commented: “With the increase in demand for subscription services and the wide offering of choice, this is an exciting and easy way for Brits to enjoy films with their partner at home.
“Watching movies in the home means that we can relax and be comfortable, whilst also not being disturbed by any unwanted noise or conversations from others.
He added: ” There is also no need to scrimp on this experience when it comes to the equipment choice, it has become more affordable than ever before to recreate a cinema experience within our homes with the likes of TVs and soundbars, so that couples can enjoy the full movie experience for date night.”
AppliancesDirect.co.uk sells a vast range of kitchen gadgets, white goods and other household appliances. For more information and to view the full range of products, visit: www.appliancesdirect.co.uk.