Networked Audio Products: Market Update

Networked Audio Products: Market Update examines key technologies enabling the wireless in-home streaming of music services to a variety of products – from AV receivers to docks and home theater systems. This report profiles suppliers of both chipset and software solutions, examines products most likely to include embedded solutions, and provides market forecasts.

“With growing libraries of downloaded music and increasing access to streamed sources, consumers desire ways in which to expand their audio enjoyment at home,” said Kurt Scherf, VP, principal analyst, Parks Associates. “Networked audio products are becoming more commonplace as a way to extend music into multiple parts of the home.”

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The Bottom Line

1.0          Report Summary

1.1          Purpose and Scope of Report

1.2          Data Sources

1.3          Companies Briefed

2.0          Drivers for Networked Audio Products

2.1          Defining the Market

2.2          Market Potential

2.3          Trends in Digital Music Consumption

2.3.1      Music Downloads

2.3.2      Music Subscriptions

2.3.3      Cloud Music Services

2.4          Growth of Connected Consumer Electronics

2.5          Interest in Networked Audio Systems

2.6          Manufacturers Promote Connectivity

3.0          Key Technologies

3.1          Media Processors

3.2          AirPlay

3.3          DLNA

3.4          Wireless Networking

3.4.1      Number of Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Audio Products

3.4.2      Enhancing Wi-Fi for Audio Distribution

Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM)

Audio/Video Bridging (AVB)/AVnu Alliance

3.4.3      Other Wireless Solutions

4.0          Market Forecasts

5.0          Conclusions

Networked Audio Products
Connecting Networked Audio Products to Music
2010 Audio Product Purchases: Percentage of Households
2010 Audio Product Purchases: Estimated Number of Products
Global Market Opportunity: Networked Audio Products
Digital Music Market: Total Revenues
At Least Monthly Use: Internet Radio and Downloaded Music
U.S. Digital Music Revenues
Tunes Song Downloads
Estimated U.S. Digital Music Market Share: 2010
Digital Media Collections
Streaming Music Services: Millions of Users
Comparing Music Subscribers to All Broadband Households
Penetration of Audio Products
Penetration of Audio Products
Users of Cloud Music Services
Unit Sales of Connected CE Products
Use of Connected Consumer Electronics for Music
Important Features/Services for New Connected CE Devices
Percentage of Audio Products at Best Buy with Network Capability
Growth of Home Networks
Interest in Home Network-enabled Applications
Comparing Consumers Interested in a Whole-home Music System to All Broadband Households
Likelihood of Purchasing Audio Products
Likelihood of Purchasing a Networked Music System
Music Subscription Services and Audio Product Availability
Manufacturers and Networked Audio Offerings
A/V Receiver Brands
Stationary Speaker Brands
Music System Brands
MP3 Dock Brands
PC Speaker Brands
Networked Audio Media Processor Vendors
How Reciva Connect Plus Works
Apple AirPlay Examples
Apple AirPlay-enabled Products
DLNA Vision
DLNA Interoperability Stack
DLNA Software Certifications
DLNA Certified Products – Tablets, Mobile Phones, and A/V Receivers
Audio Products Using AwoX DLNA Software
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Audio Products
Proprietary Wireless Solutions for Wireless Distribution
Networked Audio Products Forecast Methodology
Network-capable Audio Products Forecast - Table
Network-capable Audio Products Forecast - Chart

Publish Date: 4Q 2011

Pages: 55


Authored By:
Kurt Scherf - Contributor

© November 2011 Parks Associates
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