Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Research: Sony’s Share Of Smart TV Purchases Grew In 2021

Parks Associates shares its latest Consumer Insights Dashboard, which tracks adoption, purchases, and demand across most common consumer electronics products

“Samsung continues to lead smart TV adoption, and it currently comprises over one-fourth of all consumers’ primary smart TVs in the U.S.,” says Paul Erickson, director, research, Parks Associates. “While smart TV adoption is at all-time highs, there may be short-term saturation and conservatism in effect while consumer more

Monday, November 22, 2021

Research: Parks Associates Explores Consumer Adoption Of Energy Management Solutions

A new white paper from Parks Associates, Home Energy Management: Driving Consumer Engagement and New Revenue, reveals 20 percent of U.S. broadband households report the Covid-19 pandemic has increased their interest in smart energy solutions that can help them manage their energy use, cost, and comfort.

“A variety of factors influence whether or not consumers adopt and use a specific solution, including ease of use, timeliness of information, and context,” says Patrice Samue more

Monday, November 08, 2021

Parks Associates Releases Smart Home Research For Property Managers

New from Parks Associates, Smart Home & MDUS: The Property Manager View is a comprehensive and deep analysis of latest perspectives from property tech managers and developers on smart products. In the multifamily sector, adoption of smart home technology is accelerating as developers and owners are persuaded by dual business cases: operational efficiencies and increased rental revenue driven by improved tenant acquisition and retention.

From the article "Parks Associates Rel more

Monday, May 10, 2021

Sensory Powers New Voice-Enabled Farberware Microwaves

“Smart appliance adoption is growing among US broadband households. Thirteen percent of US broadband households now own a smart appliance and smart microwaves are a leading category. Voice control is a highly-valued feature for smart appliance owners, with more than one-fifth of those who own or intend to purchase various smart appliances rating voice control as one of the most appealing features of the appliance,” said Patrice Samuels, senior analyst, Parks Associates.

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Homes Now Have 10+ Connected Devices: Parks Associates

"Interoperability continues to be a leading challenge for the smart home industry," said Chris O'Dell, Parks research associate. "Nearly 75 percent of consumers who intend to purchase a smart home device in the next year report that the ability for that device to work well with other devices is an important factor in their purchase decision. This challenge intensifies when consumers purchase stand-alone devices at different times, from different brands, rather than purchasing sm more

Friday, October 26, 2018

PowerHouse Alliance Distributor Members Invite Dealers to Automation, Security, AV Training and Events this November

According to Parks Associates, consumers are struggling with rising technical issues brought on by DIY smart home devices. This struggle opens up opportunities for the professionally installed smart home, and thus dealers must stay on top of the latest brands, products, and installation best practices for home automation.

From the article "PowerHouse Alliance Distributor Members Invite Dealers to Automation, Security, AV Training and Events this November."

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Pay TV Providers Hanging On With Online Partnerships

New research from Parks Associates shows that 21 percent of U.S. pay TV subscribers subscribe to an online video service through their pay TV provider, up from 10 percent a year ago.

The research firm attributes this jump to the increasing number of partnerships between pay TV and OTT providers, with operators such as Comcast adding support for Netflix in their set-top boxes.

Other insights from Parks Associates' new consumer study include:

• pay TV subscription rate more

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Shopping By Voice Set To Explode

Voice shopping may also be hitting the road, as 57 percent of U.S. broadband households are interested in voice control features for their car, a new Parks Associates study shows.

The biggest beneficiary in this next wave of retail disruption will likely be Amazon, which has a head start in the voice segment through its popular Echo line of smart speakers and Alexa AI engine. OC&C pegs Echo’s current penetration at 10 percent of U.S. homes, followed by Google Home at 4 perce more

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