Europeans have been able to travel across the EU with their online subscription to films, sports events, e-books, video games or music services for one year now.
This is thanks to the regulation on the portability of online content services. A new Eurobarometer survey shows that one year after the new rules entered into force 49% of people who have travelled in the EU have used the possibility to access their online subscriptions while travelling.
Altogether, 52% of Europeans are aware that it is possible to access paid subscriptions for online content services when staying temporarily in another EU country. In general, 55% of the respondents, who paid for online content, consider it as a good value for money.
“For a year now Europeans can travel with their online content all across Europe – another success of the Digital Single Market,” said Vice-President for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip and Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel, in a joint statement.
“Together with the effective abolition of roaming charges and the new rules against unjustified geoblocking, the Digital Single Market is breaking down digital barriers for the benefit of consumers and businesses. We are very pleased to see that Europeans actively use their new digital rights.”