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I recently attended the AT&T SHAPE conference held at the Warner Bros. Studio in Burbank, CA. In its third year, AT&T promotes the event as the convergence of technology and entertainment. Attended by 20,000 people, the two-day event featured a series of presentations and panel discussions ranging from artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR) to esports and the need for greater women’s inclusion in the entertainment industry. Speakers and panelists included such...
 
by Craig Leslie | Jul. 24, 2019
Tags: broadband, virtual reality
Every year, Amazon hosts Prime Day, a one-day event of deals exclusive to Amazon Prime members. Heavy promotion of its own products, electronics in particular, are a common theme on Prime Day. This year, Amazon offered its Prime members a promotion that gave them a $10 coupon in exchange for tracking their data. The offer requires members to install Amazon Assistant, a browser tool that allows consumers to discover Amazon products and compare prices across other retailers on the web. This...
 
by Dina Abdelrazik | Jul. 19, 2019
Tags: Amazon, privacy

Chris O'Dell, Research Associate, Parks Associates, will moderate the session  Creating Awesome, Trusted Voice Experiences for Consumers  at  VOICE Summit 2019  on Wednesday, July 24 at 4:00 p.m in Newark, NJ  at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Voice has made a sizeable impact in the smart home and connected CE spaces with the success of smart speakers and personal assistants. The challenges are now to extend these capabilities to other...
 
by Parks Associates | Jul. 15, 2019
Tags: none
The smart home starts at the front door, with devices like smart door locks, networked cameras, smart garage door openers, and video doorbells representing not only a foundation for security solutions but also access points for a future world of services, including in-home and in-garage delivery, home rental solutions, pet and cleaning services, and much more. Parks Associates research shows video doorbells lead in adoption among the three primary access control devices. At the...

As adoption of smart home devices continues to grow, the smart home needs an interface to connect all the moving pieces in the home. For devices that are connected to cloud APIs, voice control has been transformational. While the UI experience is compelling, the true value of voice assistants is in their ability to unify control of fragmented and even disparate ecosystems. Consumers with smart home devices that are not part of a larger home control system (which is the majority of smart...
According to Parks Associates research, 28% of US broadband households now own at least one smart home device, and device-owning households own an average of six devices in their home. A newly published Parks Associates report, Race to Control the Smart Home Ecosystem: Attracting Partners , states that as device adoption continues to increase each year, smart home platforms will help establish order out of the chaos that comes from the steady influx of connected devices in...

Starting with the introduction of Siri on the iPhone in 2011, consumers have increasingly embraced voice-controlled consumer apps and smart devices. With four out of ten US broadband households using some form of smart speaker, it is no surprise that consumers express a growing interest in using voice commands to control their connected in-home entertainment devices. Parks Associates research has found that over half of US broadband households find voice control of connected...
 
by Craig Leslie | Jun. 19, 2019
Tags: smart TV, voice control
Subscription-based business models cross a number of different industries with companies offering a product or service for a recurring fee. While these models offer a strong value proposition in hopes of an improved customer experience, the plethora of subscription-based offerings in the market offer the potential for subscription fatigue. However, Parks Associates research suggests consumers are not only willing to pay for a subscription—they are willing to pay for multiple services,...
 
by Dina Abdelrazik | Jun. 17, 2019
Tags: security, smart home


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