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Expert sends warning to fans who use their phone while watching football matches on TV

Expert sends warning to fans who use their phone while watching football matches on TV

Here's why you shouldn't use your phone while watching TV.

Do you use your phone while watching sports on TV? Well, according to experts, you should NOT and here's why.

It's claimed that people who used their phone while watching TV experienced fewer positive emotions and enjoyed the viewing much less.

That's according to a recent survey via media outlet Reviewed as the study revealed that over half of people aged between 18 and 24 use a second screen while watching TV.

The outlet writes: "Researchers explain that when you're distracted (a.k.a on your phone), it reduces something known as transportation, which is when you feel completely immersed in whatever show you're watching.

"And the less transported you are into a show, the less emotionally attached you are and, according to the survey results, the less you enjoy it."

Executive editor TJ Donegan shared his thoughts on multi-screening as he suggested social media could be to blame.

"For pretty much any show that my wife and I watch - except Game of Thrones - we are on our phones. It's a bad habit, and it definitely makes us less attentive viewers," he explained, before adding: "The worst part is that when I actually look at what I was doing on my phone, it's way less entertaining than the show I was only half-watching."

Donegan concluded: "Phones, and especially social media, give you that constant drip of satisfaction to keep you scrolling."

Fear not as there are ways to stop using your phone while watching TV; from putting your phone on airplane mode to silencing notifications.

Donegan, however, says the ultimate way to help you unplug is to not bring your phone with you into the room.

"If you really enjoy a show, make an effort to put the phone down in another room so you aren't as tempted to grab it. Your notifications will still be there when you're done."

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Topics: Football