According to "The Great Male Survey" conducted by AskMen.com, men are showing a preference for their computers, and not their TVs, when looking for entertainment.
The poll surveyed 55,000 males in the U.S., UK, Australia and Canada. It found that, during their non-work time, half of respondents spent the most time with a computer. That was more than double the number (24%) that spent more time on a television. And smartphones were not far behind in the device popularity contest, with 21% of respondents saying that's where most of their attention went during recreational hours.
Men's preference for online content was also demonstrated in their use of web-enabled video game consoles. More than one in 10 also said they were taking advantage of consoles' internet connectivity by using them as over-the-top devices to stream TV shows and movies. However, their most popular non-gaming use was to play DVDs and Blu-ray discs.
Additional uses for their games consoles, according to male internet users worldwide;
*To watch TV shows and movies/films on DVD or Blu-ray: 31%
*To download or stream TV shows or movies/films: 13%
*To surf the web: 3%
*Strictly for gaming: 31%
* 22% percent said they do not own a console
When it came to smartphones, the iPhone was the device of choice for guys. The survey found that 46% of respondents owned one of Apple's devices, while 26% had a phone with Google's Android OS installed. And BlackBerry still controlled 15% of the market share among men, although membership in this group is likely to dwindle given Research in Motion's ongoing problems launching its awaited BlackBerry 10 OS.