"connected CE" articles

Parks Associates wrapped up the 25 th year of the CONNECTIONS™ conference this week with two days of virtual sessions: Smart Home: Bridging Platforms and Changing the Experience, Privacy and Security, Europe and Smart Home, Insurance and the Smart Home. Here are some important takeaways from the speakers in each session. Smart Home: Bridging Platforms and Changing the User Experience Consumers do not desire the same smart home experience. They are split into two...
The news of impending smart TVs from two very different ends of the video spectrum – Amazon and Comcast - is indicative of the rapid changes that have taken place in video consumption and delivery over the past few years, and where the market is now headed. The balance of power in the US video environment has evolved, along with the nature of video consumption by consumers – including how, what, and where they watch video. Parks Associates’ Q1 2021 consumer data...
 
by Paul Erickson | Sep. 20, 2021
Tags: connected CE, smart TV
Parks Associates recently hosted its 15th annual CONNECTIONS TM Summit: Smart Home Growth Strategies. The conference took place virtually January 14, in cooperation with CES® 2021. This one-day event featured sessions on smart home technology and services, connected health, data privacy, value-added services, and home security. During the session, Privacy and Security: Protecting Consumer Interests , Parks Associates Senior Analyst, Patrice Samuels , moderated a panel of...
 
Parks Associates recently hosted its 15th annual CONNECTIONS TM Summit: Smart Home Growth Strategies . The conference took place virtually January 14, in cooperation with CES® 2021. This one-day event featured sessions on smart home technology and services, connected health, data privacy, value-added services, and home security. During the session, Home Services: Maximizing Value of Connectivity , Parks Associates Senior Analyst, Patrice Samuels , moderated a panel of industry...
 
Over the past 10 years, the technical landscape of US households has evolved significantly. The technical composition inside the home is different in several ways, and old models of break/fix support no longer meet consumer needs. The tools and the types of support services needed have changed. According to Parks Associates research, US broadband households now have an average of 9.1 computing and entertainment devices, 1.2 connected health devices, and 2.0 smart home devices....
 
Recent Parks Associates data finds more than 50% of US broadband households own at least one smart TV and the company’s earlier research found 77% of smart TVs among US broadband households are now connected to the internet. New product announcements from top smart TV brands at last week’s CES 2021 reveal that while 4K TV is still popular, these brands are also focused on new technologies and improved smart TV features that will push the smart TV to the front of the in-home video...
 
Parks Associates data finds one-third of smart device owners in US broadband households have increased usage of their devices during the COVID-19 pandemic, including 46% of smart door lock owners. Brand announcements at CES 2021 last week revealed companies are continuing to develop products in efforts to drive demand in the smart home ecosystem during COVID-19 and beyond. Among the latest announcements, Parks Associates found these noteworthy: Alarm.com, who...
In a year unlike any other, CES 2021 similarly proceeded unlike any CES before it, with the virtual event bringing the show to arguably its broadest audience yet. One aspect of the show that remained similar to previous years was the high-profile prominence of the latest and greatest television announcements from CE industry leaders. In contrast to years past however, CES 2021 saw the traditional TV market leaders redoubling their efforts to differentiate their sets in the face of...

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