Connected CE and Platforms

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Parks Associates announces new research on the connected consumer in Europe

Adoption of Internet-connected CE is 57% of Western European broadband households

Parks Associates today announced results for its landmark consumer research project Connected Consumer in Europe, which surveyed broadband households in the U.K., Germany, Spain, and France to track adoption and future purchase plans of IoT, smart home, and connected entertainment solutions. The project found that approximately 9% of these Western European broadband households own at least one smart home more

Monday, November 23, 2015

Smart home solutions helped to drive double-digit growth in home security over past two years

New research report of U.S. residential security system market finds over 21 million U.S. broadband households have professionally monitored security

A new Parks Associates report finds smart home offerings have helped revitalize the residential security industry, as the number of households with monitored security rose over 15% in the past two calendar years. The New Face of Home Security - 2015 Edition reports approximately 21 million U.S. homes have professionally monitored security, more

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

More than 20% of broadband households with Internet-connected CE use streaming media players the most for online video

Roku is the third most commonly used connected CE device for streaming, behind Microsoft Xbox and Sony PlayStation

New connected CE research from Parks Associates finds a steadily increasing number of U.S. broadband households are turning to a streaming media player first when looking for online content. Currently, 21% of U.S. broadband households with at least one Internet-connected CE device use a streaming media player as the primary platform for online video, up from 12% a year ago. more

Thursday, October 29, 2015

22% of smart watch owners or purchase intenders plan to use the watch for home control and automation

Industry report examines how apps and APIs create new business opportunities for connected home OEMs and service providers

New Parks Associates research reveals home controls and automation are key use cases in the smart watch market, as more than one in five U.S. broadband households that own or plan to buy a smart watch intend to use this device for these applications. Dashboard to Smart Home: Apps and APIs notes that more than 80% of smartphone/tablet users who own at least one more

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Parks Associates releases new industry research on the connected CE market

New Reports Examine Consumer Trends in Connected Consumer Electronics, Digital Audio Devices and Services, and Streaming Media

Parks Associates today announced three industry reports on the connected CE market. The new reports provide in-depth analysis of industry trends and consumer research, forecasts, business model strategies, and recommendations for players within key market segments, including connected CE, digital audio, and streaming media devices.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

More than 330 million 4K UHD TVs will be sold globally by the end of 2019

Research Director addresses advancements in TV picture quality at CEDIA, October 15

Newly released connected CE research from Parks Associates finds more than 330 million 4K UHD TVs will be sold globally by the end of 2019, an increase from two million in 2013. The report, Connected CE: Trends and Innovation, notes that, of U.S. broadband households planning to purchase a flat-panel TV in 2015, 56% think that 4K picture quality is an important feature. Among flat-panel shoppers not more

Monday, October 12, 2015

Two-thirds of U.S. broadband households use a streaming audio service

Industry report analyzes trends in streaming audio service and device adoption and usage

New connected CE and digital media research from Parks Associates shows 66% of U.S. broadband households use a streaming audio service. Among all U.S. broadband households, 40% use a free service to stream audio, and 26% subscribe to a paid streaming audio service. Amazon Prime Music is the top subscription music service among U.S. broadband households (10%), followed by Pandora One (6%), and Spotify more

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Amazon, Apple, Google, and Roku dominate streaming media device market with 86% of sales

Research firm examines adoption and purchase trends for CE devices in the streaming media space

A new Parks Associates report on streaming media devices reports four brands – Amazon, Apple, Google, and Roku – accounted for 86% of all units sold to U.S. broadband households in 2014. This market concentration will force new entrants to develop unique solutions in order to have an impact in this expanding ecosystem. The Streaming Media Device Landscape estimates that 86 million more

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