Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Is There Still Time For 2016 To Be The Year Of The Smart Home? Maybe

When it comes to predicting when the smart home will become a mainstream phenomenon, we’ve repeatedly missed the mark. Some of us have enjoyed the benefits—and dealt with the few headaches—of living in smart homes for years. And since today’s technology is so much better than what we started with, we’re always surprised to hear statistics like this one from the market-research firm Parks Associates: Just one of every five broadband household owns a smart-home device.

Here’s another sobering statistic from Parks Associates analyst Brad Russell: Only eight percent of all broadband households purchased a new smart-home device in 2015. But Russell says things are looking up for 2016: Fully 40 percent of broadband households plan to purchase a smart-home device this year, with a third of those purchases being smart light bulbs.

From the article "Is There Still Time For 2016 To Be The Year Of The Smart Home? Maybe" by Ed Oswald.

Next: Where’s the antenna support on streaming-TV boxes?
Previous: Amazon reportedly beats Apple TV in 2014 as streaming video gets serious

Comments

    Be the first to leave a comment.

Post a Comment

Have a comment? Login or create an account to start a discussion.

© 1998-2022 Parks Associates. All Rights Reserved.