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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Smart Speakers Moving Toward 50% Market Penetration

Digital voice assistants continue to lead the race to the conversions of smart homes.

The penetration of U.S. broadband households with smart speakers will reach 47% by 2022, according to a new study.

More than a fourth (28%) of households already own a smart speaker with a voice assistant, according to the study by Parks Associates.

From the article "Smart Speakers Moving Toward 50% Market Penetration" by Chuck Martin.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Voice Control for Connected Entertainment: Challenges and Opportunities

Smart speakers are becoming a more common platform for controlling connected entertainment due to a rapid increase in popularity and ease of use. Household penetration of smart speakers is expected to reach 47 percent among U.S. broadband households by 2022, based on Parks Associates estimates.

From the article "Voice Control for Connected Entertainment: Challenges and Opportunities" by Craig Leslie.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Roku Adds Google Assistant and 2 New Players to Its Lineup

But it's obvious that Roku is feeling the heat from Amazon's aggressive push in the TV streaming (and smart TV) market. According to research from Parks Associates, Roku had the lead in streaming media market share in the US as of May 2018, but Amazon's share has been increasing.

From the article "Roku Adds Google Assistant and 2 New Players to Its Lineup" by Lauren Goode.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Amazon Is Becoming the Third Largest Internet Ad Platform in the U.S.

Amazon's websites drew in nearly 200 million unique monthly visitors in the US at the end of 2017 according to comScore. In July, research firm CIRP estimated that Amazon Prime had nearly 100 million members in the US.

The Fire TV is also the second most popular streaming device in America according to Parks Associates, and the Echo remains the top dog in the smart speaker market according to CIRP. That sprawling ecosystem gives advertisers plenty of ways to promote their pr ...read more

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Ayla Networks Unveils ‘Alexa-as-a Service’

According to Parks Associates, a leading market research firm, more than 25% of US households with a broadband connection have a smart home device, while more than 60% of ‘smart’ households own more than one device including thermostats, networked cameras, smart lightbulbs and video doorbells. One of the key factors driving the high adoption of smart devices is the emergence and popularity of personal assistants such as Amazon Alexa, which offers unparalleled convenience of voic ...read more

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Despite Emmys, Road Ahead Is Bumpy for Streaming Services

"Broadband providers are more likely to manage traffic for the most popular video streaming sites, such as YouTube and Netflix, because those services account for much of the traffic across their networks," noted Brett Sappington, senior director of research at Parks Associates.

From the article "Despite Emmys, Road Ahead Is Bumpy for Streaming Services" by Peter Suciu.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

DIY Cameras Account for Majority of Smart Home IP Camera Sales in the U.S.

Research firm Parks Associates estimates 7.7 million standalone and all-in-one IP security cameras will be sold in the United States this year, with an estimated $889 million in revenues.

“IP cameras are key security-related devices and provide peace of mind to consumers. As such, these devices are consistently among the most popular smart home devices,” says Dina Abdelrazik, research analyst, Parks Associates. “Currently 9% of U.S. broadband households own one, but advances ...read more

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Despite Emmys, Road Ahead Is Bumpy for Streaming Services

Throttling connections is simply one of those measures.

"Broadband providers are more likely to manage traffic for the most popular video streaming sites, such as YouTube and Netflix, because those services account for much of the traffic across their networks," noted Brett Sappington, senior director of research at Parks Associates.

From the article "Despite Emmys, Road Ahead Is Bumpy for Streaming Services" by Peter Suciu.

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