The Dutch do not often share their paid Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer accounts with others.

This is according to research by Telecompaper.

Only 4 percent of Dutch people who use such a paid service do so through someone else's account.

Young people share their subscriptions most often.

In the 16 to 19 age bracket, 8 percent of people use someone else's paid account to log into music services.

Video streaming services such as Netflix, Videoland, Amazon Prime and Disney+ are much more likely to use someone else's account.

25 to 30 percent of users of a paid subscription do so through someone else's account, Telecompaper reports to NU.nl.

That can be explained, says Tim Wijkman of the research bureau.

"Accounts with apps like Spotify are often more personal and music can often only be played by one user at a time. This makes sharing an account more difficult than, for example, Netflix, which offers subscriptions that allow multiple people to watch the same account at the same time. ."

The research also shows that Spotify is by far the most used music streaming service in the Netherlands.

The company's app is installed on 43 percent of all telephones in the Netherlands.

Second is YouTube Music with a reach of between 11 and 14 percent.

Apple Music (3 to 5 percent) and Deezer (2 to 4 percent) are in third and fourth place, respectively.

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