Press Releases

Thursday, December 18, 2014

41% of U.S. home caregivers use a digital health device and 8% use online tools to coordinate caregiving

Connected devices, wearables, and digital health services a key focus at 2015 International CES

Parks Associates finds 41% of caregivers in U.S. broadband households currently use a digital health device as part of their caregiving routine, including 8% who use online tools to coordinate their efforts. The research firm's 360 View: Health Devices and Services for Connected Consumers 2014 analyzes multiple consumer surveys, including a 2Q 2014 survey of 10,000 U.S. broadband households, ...read more

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

U.S. smart home sales will reach 36 million units by 2017

International Research Firm Announces New Research and Speakers for 2015 Smart Energy Summit, February 16-18

Sales of smart home devices will exceed 20 million units by the end of 2014 and increase to 36 million units by 2017, according to Parks Associates. The research firm will address the growing energy and home controls market and examine new business opportunities at the sixth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, February 16-18, in Austin, Texas.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Over 50% of smart home device owners willing to pay for monthly tech support services

Support.com, CSS Corp, Sutherland Global Services, and PlumChoice examine IoT tech support at CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES

Parks Associates finds 16% of U.S. broadband households own a smart home device and one-third have experienced at least one technical problem with their devices. For example, 31% of owners of smart garage door openers and 26% of owners of smart smoke detectors have experienced technical problems. Among smart home device owners in U.S. broadband households, 56% are ...read more

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Parks Associates announces CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference topics on Internet of Things, Connected Entertainment, and Smart Home Markets

Market Research Firm to host CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES, January 6, and CONNECTIONS™ Conference, May 19-21

Parks Associates today announced the topics for the 19th-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, May 19-21, in San Francisco, which focus on innovative solutions and business strategies for the connected consumer, entertainment services, the smart home, and  the Internet of Things  

“We are excited about the upcoming CONNECTIONS™ ...read more

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

37% of U.S. broadband households plan to purchase one or more smart devices in the next 12 months

Parks Associates to Discuss Retail Strategies and the CE and Smart Home Markets at CONNECTIONS™ Summit at  CES with Lowe’s, Arrayent, WeatherBug, Ericsson and more

New research from Parks Associates shows initiatives from retailers this holiday season will push smart home devices closer to mass-market adoption, with 37% of U.S. broadband households planning to purchase a smart home device in the next 12 months. Multiple retailers are expanding the shelf space devoted to these ...read more

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Parks Associates: 10% of U.S. broadband households have purchased a streaming media device to date in 2014

Amazon, AT&T, TiVo, Comcast and others address streaming media devices as well as next-gen video services at CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES 

Parks Associates announced updated streaming media device data today showing 10% of U.S. broadband households purchased one of these devices, either a streaming media player or stick, in the first three quarters of 2014, already matching sales from 2013. The research finds Roku is still the leading brand with 29% of sales, but Google ...read more

Monday, November 24, 2014

Smart watches and streaming media devices forecasted to be hot gift items for holidays, according to Parks Associates

Functionality, health benefits, and low price points help drive consumer sales

New analysis and insights from Parks Associates predict smart watches and connected entertainment devices, including game consoles and streaming media devices, will be the most popular gifts for the holiday season. Among connected CE devices acquired in 2014, 37% of smart watches, 25% of streaming media devices (including players like the Roku 3 and sticks like the Google Chromecast), and 20% of gaming ...read more

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Pay-TV service adoption higher in the U.K. and Germany than in Spain

International market research firm announces new pay-TV research and recommendations at CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Monetizing Strategies for the Connected Consumer

Parks Associates announced new research today at CONNECTIONS™ Europe showing pay-TV adoption in Germany and the U.K. has reached 86% and 78% of broadband households, respectively. Spanish adoption is much lower, with 47% of broadband households receiving only local broadcast channels.

“Spanish broadband households show ...read more

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