"connected CE" articles

Recent research conducted by Parks Associates, and captured in the report Cloud Gaming: Demand and Preferences , finds nearly a third of US consumers are interested in cloud gaming and game subscription services. These services, including names such as NVIDIA GeForce NOW, Google Stadia, Microsoft’s upcoming Project xCloud, and PlayStation Now, have become hot topics in the gaming space for their attempt to replicate the streaming video service model. With a cloud gaming service,...
Home IoT Device Vulnerability Many consumers are wary of the vulnerabilities that come with IoT devices and the potential for hackers to expose their sensitive data. This is true among the general public, and even more so among those already owning smart home devices. At the end of 2019, nearly half of the segment Parks Associates classifies as the smart home disengaged (the 44% of broadband households not owning or intending to purchase any smart home device), cited data...
Security industry watchers have anxiously awaited Q1 earnings calls to see how market leaders fared as a robust start to 2020 hit COVID-19 headwinds in March. A strong 2019 resulted in 31-32% of US broadband households owning a working security system, up a substantial 5% points over 2018. Eight-eight percent of security system owners have professional monitoring, according to a Q4 2019 Parks Associates study. The view from the top, thus far, is that the residential security...
The COVID-19 pandemic has radically altered work routines for everyone. With “non-essential” employers mandating remote work, many of the connected services and solutions Parks Associates studies are now essential in ensuring everyone in the household can work from home and entertain-in-place. 360 View: Broadband Services in the US , a Parks Associates study of 10,000 US broadband households in Q3 2019, reports that 76% of US broadband households said life would be much more...
 
by Steve Nason | Apr. 3, 2020
Tags: broadband, connected CE, home networks, OTT
CES is always an interesting time. Companies show off their latest and - hopefully - greatest, and we get to guess which of these things will actually still exist in a couple of months. This year, due to throwing out my back the prior Friday during the extremely daring and strenuous task of getting out of a chair, I missed attending in person. Instead I scoured the headlines for articles of interest. And, lo, I found something interesting. No, it wasn't cute robots. Or fake pork. Or...
 
The availability of OTT video services on multiple platforms is a key component of reaching new audiences. Due to the high cost and effort required to develop support on any given platform, services prioritize certain connected devices, at least initially. As a service matures, it continues to add support for new devices in order to capture feasible markets and provide current subscribers with additional ways to access content. As the market for OTT services evolves, new opportunities for...
 
by Brandon Riney | Jan. 15, 2020
Tags: connected CE, online video, OTT, streaming
Prior to Parks Associates’  14 th -annual  CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Security and Smart Home ,  Gabriel Wetzel , CEO, Robert Bosch Smart Home GmbH gave his insights on the smart home market with the firm's analyst team. Gabriel will participate on the expert panel  Evolution of the Smart Home: Gaining Traction  on Tuesday, 19 November at  8:30 . Panelists who will join him on this session include: Bernd Grohmann,...
 
by Parks Associates | Nov. 14, 2019
Tags: connected CE, europe, smart home
During Apple’s September 10th keynote event, several revealing announcements were made. As expected, Apple offered improvements and fresh products to nearly every category of its device lineup, including the next generation of mobile devices and flagship services. However, the most impactful announcements include new details on Apple’s video streaming service and a major price drop for the Apple Watch.  Apple TV+ Comes Out Swinging with Low Price Point and...
 
by Brandon Riney | Sep. 12, 2019
Tags: Apple, connected CE

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