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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Smart home companies add brand equity and new tech in Q1 via acquisitions

New Parks Associates research in the firm's Smart Home Tracker finds smart home mainstays are strengthening their offerings by acquiring smaller companies with deep expertise.

Parks Associates' Smart Home Tracker provides insights into the competitive landscape of the smart home market through analysis of key industries in the smart home space as well as market shifts and player announcements on an ongoing basis.

Parks Associates research indicates that the waning pandem more

Monday, April 12, 2021

Apple pursuing Apple TV-HomePod combo – report

But a refresh would come at a good time, arriving on scene as consumer adoption of certain smart home products continues to climb. According to Parks Associates, 49% of US broadband households own a smart speaker or smart display, "driving voice to the forefront of the connected home consumer experience."

From the article "Apple pursuing Apple TV-HomePod combo – report" by Jeff Baumgartner.

Friday, March 19, 2021

Survey: Consumers went big on Internet, video, voice purchases in 2020

That result tracks with other recent research indicating Americans are moving up to higher-speed data tiers. In its recent Quantified Customer study, Parks Associates estimated that 24% of US broadband households are likely to upgrade their Internet service over the next six months.

From the article "Survey: Consumers went big on Internet, video, voice purchases in 2020" by Karen Brown. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Light Reading preps online event on streaming video

The 90-minute session will consist of a research presentation, fireside chat and panel discussion. So far, the speaking roster includes: Steve Nason, director of research at Parks Associates; Mitchell Weinraub, director of product management at Dish Network's Sling TV/AirTV operations; Jim DeChant, VP of technology at News-Press & Gazette Broadcasting; and Rob Holmes, VP of programming at Roku. More speakers are expected to join as well.

From the article "Light Reading preps more

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Google developing next-gen Chromecast streamer

Turning the new Chromecast into a fully fledged Android TV device could also be an important retail addition as Google attempts to cut into the streaming platform lead of Roku (36.9 million active accounts at the end of 2019) and Amazon's Fire TV (about 40 million active users). According to a Parks Associates study from the fall of 2019, Chromecast made up just 11% of the US media streaming device market, down from 21% three years earlier.

From the article "Google developin more

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Research: More Than Half of US Broadband Households Unfamiliar With 5G

New research from Parks Associates, Technology Market Assessment: 5G Network Services, finds that more than 33% of US broadband households cite some level of familiarity with 5G and over 40% of US broadband households are interested in 5G.

Technology Market Assessment: 5G Network Services examines several aspects of 5G, including the condition of the mobile market, consumer sentiments toward 5G services and products, service availability, use cases, and competition. It explo more

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Apple Eyes $9.99 Price for Apple TV+ – Report

A free trial for Apple TV+ would follow a typical game plan used by most SVoD services to get people in the door and take a look around. About 58% of US broadband homes that trial an OTT video subscription service convert to paying subscribers, according to Parks Associates.

Apple teased Apple TV+ in March, announcing plans to offer the service on devices outside its own ecosystem that will feature a slate of original series and documentaries, with big names such as Steven S more

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Altice USA Adds Smart Speaker to Home Lineup

Altice USA is also jumping into this game as consumer adoption of smart speakers is on the rise. According to Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) data, the US installed base for smart speaker products climbed to 66 million at the end of 2018, up from 37 million in the prior year, and is led by Amazon. Parks Associates, meanwhile, predicts that smart speakers with voice assistants will reach 47% of US broadband households by 2022. 

From the article "Altice USA Adds more

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