Connected CE and Platforms

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

More than 70% of CE buyers considered only one brand for their 2015 purchases

Brand attracts more CE buyers than price, quality, or features

New consumer research from Parks Associates reveals 71% of CE buyers in 2015 considered only one brand when making their purchase. According to 360 View: CE Adoption & Trends, price and product quality are important factors, as 15% of CE buyers considered only one brand due to price and 10% considered only one brand due to product quality, but brand itself was the dominant factor in these noncompetitive purchases. ...read more

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Consumer Desktop Adoption Declines 30% Since 2009

Tablet adoption continues to increase, reaching 72% of U.S. broadband households in Q1 2016

New consumer research from Parks Associates finds a continued decline in the adoption rate for desktop computers. 360 View: CE Adoption & Trends reveals that since 2009, nearly one-third of U.S. broadband households have abandoned desktops as a platform. Only 6% of U.S. broadband households rely exclusively on desktops, while an additional 6% of households use only a combination of desktops ...read more

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Parks Associates Whitepaper: Video operators face new security risks as they develop data analytics strategies for the connected home

26% of U.S. broadband households have privacy and security concerns when using connected CE devices

A new Parks Associates whitepaper, sponsored by Verimatrix, reveals approximately one-fourth of U.S. broadband households are concerned about their privacy and security when using connected CE devices. The complimentary whitepaper, Securing the Integrity of Video Analytics Data, notes that video service operators, under pressure to provide a personalized experience to viewers, ...read more

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 among ...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 ...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% in 2013 ...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, and ...read more

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