Wednesday, November 29, 2017

U.S. households will buy more than 10 million smart home controllers in 2021

Smart Home Tracker notes a shift in smart home sales strategies from Amazon and Google

Parks Associates announced new smart home research today showing 26% of smart home owners purchased their devices from brick-and-mortar retail stores such as Best Buy, Home Depot, or Walmart, making this channel the most commonly used among U.S. consumers. By 2021, more than 10 million smart home controllers will be sold in the U.S., and more than eight million will be sold through retail more

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Nearly 50% of U.S. broadband households use a personal assistant through an application or dedicated device

New whitepaper examines voice-first landscape and role of voice to alleviate complexity in the smart home user experience

Parks Associates recently released a new whitepaper, Enabling Voice in the Smart Home, with research showing 49% of U.S. broadband households use a personal assistant through an app or dedicated device, which is a key use case for a voice-based user experience. The whitepaper, sponsored by the ULE Alliance, examines the influence of the voice-first interf more

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Nearly 50% of millennials / Gen Z plan to buy a smart home or CE device this holiday season

Video door bells and voice-enabled speakers are popular smart home gifts

Parks Associates’ holiday shopping research shows millennials will lead the smart home and CE purchasing the holiday season, with 46% reporting high intentions to buy at least one device and 36% planning to give one as a gift. The IoT research firm, which surveyed U.S. broadband households on their purchase intentions for this holiday season, found one-third of U.S. broadband households report a high in more

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Parks Associates Announces 2017 Top 10 U.S. Subscription OTT Video Services

HBO Now, Starz, and Showtime all moved up in the list while Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu maintain top three slots 

Parks Associates today released its updated list of the top 10 subscription over-the-top (OTT) video services in the U.S. market, based on number of subscribers. Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu continue to hold the top three slots while HBO Now made a significant move into the top five.

  1. Netflix
  2. Amazon Video (Amazon Prime)
  3. Hulu (SVOD)
  4. MLB.TV
  5. more

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Nest, Ring, and Samsung announce major security innovations in DIY segment

New research shows aggressive innovations in smart DIY solutions will reinvigorate home security market

New research by Parks Associates notes that new and more economical DIY systems from key players, including Nest, Ring, Samsung, and ADT, are part of a key step in expanding the security market. The international research firm also notes that new smart DIY solutions will reinvigorate adoption of home security, particularly among younger consumers.

“Consumers value secu more

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Apple and Samsung smartphones widen lead over LG and Motorola

Apple owns 47% brand share among existing smartphone units

Parks Associates announced new research today in smartphone ownership showing that Apple and Samsung have widened their brand share lead over LG and Motorola among the installed base of smartphones in the U.S. The international firm shows that LG has fallen to just 9% of consumer-reported brand share, behind Apple (47%) and Samsung (29%).

“Samsung’s market share has held at approximately 30% of the installed smar more

Thursday, October 26, 2017

More than 50% of U.S. broadband households subscribe to pay TV and at least one OTT video service

New industry report examines competition in OTT video and pay TV

New consumer research from Parks Associates shows 53% of U.S. broadband households subscribe to both a pay-TV service and at least one OTT video service. OTT Video & TV Everywhere: Partners, Alternatives, and Competition reports more than 200 OTT video services are active in the U.S. market as of Q3 2017, with more than 100 active in the Canadian market. The report notes that 60 players introduced OTT video ser more

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

More than 26 million U.S. broadband households will have professionally monitored security by 2021

Parks Associates director to share firm’s residential security research at TMA 2017 Annual Meeting

International research firm Parks Associates announced today that Tom Kerber, Director of IoT Strategy, will speak at the TMA 2017 Annual Meeting, October 11 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Kerber will examine key trends in the residential home security market and how smart safety and security products impact the competitive landscape.

“The residential security market has experienc more

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