Connected CE and Platforms

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

New Research Shows More Consumers Gaming on Streaming Media Devices

26% of Internet-connected CE owners use their streaming media player as their primary devices to access online video content

Parks Associates announced new gaming research today, to coincide with the E3 conference in Los Angeles this week, showing consumers are steadily increasing their gaming activities on streaming media players, which includes form factors such as streaming sticks and boxes. The international research firm’ 360 View: CE Adoption and Trends reveals that am ...read more

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Roku still leads streaming media player sales, Amazon moves to second place

Parks Associates addresses OTT market trends at INTX and CONNECTIONS™

Parks Associates announced new research today at INTX showing Roku is still the most popular brand of streaming media players, accounting for 30% of the players purchased from 1Q 2015 to 1Q 2016. Amazon moved into a virtual tie with Google at 22% of sales. Along with Apple TV (20%), the four major players account for 94% of the streaming media players purchased, up from 86% in 2014.

“Thirty-six percent ...read more

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Gaming Console Adoption in Significant Decline in Western Europe and the U.S.

Consumer adoption of mobile gaming and streaming media devices impacting traditional console adoption

Parks Associates recently announced new European research showing a steady decline in gaming console adoption in France, Spain, and the U.K. while remaining flat in Germany. Continued consumer adoption of mobile gaming as well as the availability of gaming on streaming media devices has played a key role in the decline.

“France’s gaming console adoption dropped from 59% ...read more

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

U.S. Ownership of Game Consoles to dip below 50% by 2019

Virtual reality and mobile gaming driving evolution of the connected gaming ecosystem

Parks Associates NUMBERS™ research estimates gaming consoles, which have long been the most common Internet-connected entertainment devices in the U.S., will dip below 50% broadband household penetration by 2019. This milestone comes after nearly 10 years of declining unit sales, driven by mobile and casual gaming options on other platforms, such as tablets and smartphones. However, virtual ...read more

Monday, March 07, 2016

Parks Associates Analyst to Discuss Digital Content and Virtual Reality at Cablefax Multiscreen Summit

Parks Associates today announced Glenn Hower, Research Analyst, will address the evolving virtual reality market at the Cablefax Multiscreen Summit this week in New York City.

“Virtual reality is still in its earliest days, though there are clear signs that VR is about to move from concept to market reality,” Hower said. “The big change for 2016 is the emergence of multiple players making VR headsets. The Oculus Rift is currently the most recognized brand, but HTC, Samsung, ...read more

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Parks Associates releases new research on IoT cloud platforms, Gigabit broadband services, connected cars, and streaming music apps

Market Research Firm Announces Four New IoT Industry Reports

Parks Associates today announced four industry reports focusing on IoT cloud platforms, broadband provider strategies, the business of streaming music apps, and crossover opportunities between the connected car and the smart home. These reports provide in-depth analysis of industry trends and consumer research and recommendations, forecasts, and partnership opportunities for players within these market segments.

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Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Over 90% of smart thermostat, door lock, and sprinkler system owners use cloud-supported services with their devices

New industry report examines cloud platforms for the Internet of Things

Parks Associates today announced a new industry report, Cloud Platforms for the Internet of Things, revealing 19% of U.S. broadband households currently own at least one Internet-connected smart home device. These devices, including smart thermostats, sprinkler systems, door locks, and security cameras, offer remote control, monitoring, or notifications via a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Upwards of 9 ...read more

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

54% of flat-panel shoppers in Western Europe willing to buy a 4K TV with hope that 4K content is coming soon

New European Consumer Survey Examines 4K Consumer Adoption and Preferences

Parks Associates announced new European research today at CES® 2016 showing roughly 17% of broadband households in the U.K., France, Germany, and Spain are planning to buy a flat-panel TV in the next 12 months and over 50% consider 4K an important or very important feature of their next model. Among these future buyers, 54% are willing to purchase a 4K TV with the expectation that more content will b ...read more

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