Press Releases

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Nearly 50% of U.S. smartphone owners watch streaming video on their smartphone

New mobile research snapshot examines coming shift to 5G network infrastructure

Parks Associates today released Market Snapshot: Smartphones and Mobile Services, which shows nearly 50% of smartphone owners in U.S. broadband households stream video on their phone, creating more demand for high-speed mobile connections as the mobile service industry is preparing to shift to 5G network infrastructure.

“Video streaming is increasingly common among mobile consumers,” said Kr ...read more

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

More than 265 million households worldwide will have more than 400 million OTT video service subscriptions by 2022

International firm releases new research examining global connected living innovations and trends

A new industry report from international research firm Parks Associates shows that the number of households worldwide with an OTT video service subscription will exceed 265 million by 2022. The popularity of over-the-top (OTT) video services, such as Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu, has driven a steady increase in adoption of smart TVs and streaming media players since 2010, according ...read more

Monday, June 11, 2018

50% of U.S. broadband households watch long-form online video content on an internet-connected TV set

Parks Associates and SeaChange to examine lifecycle of OTT video services in industry webcast

Parks Associates research finds nearly 40% of U.S. broadband households now have at least two OTT video service subscriptions. The research firm notes that consumers have reached a new stage in connected entertainment where OTT is a standard source of video and viewers are more willing to experiment with multiple OTT services. Parks Associates will examine this transition for OTT fr ...read more

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Nearly 75% of consumers planning to buy smart home devices value interoperability with other products in their home

IoT research firm releases new report examining importance of interoperability for IoT products

A new industry research report from international firm Parks Associates shows nearly 75% of the consumers planning to buy a smart home device consider it important for their purchase to work with other products in their home. Interoperability and the Internet of Things reports this demand for interoperability is stronger than brand loyalty, as less than 60% of smart home shoppers ...read more

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Nearly 40% of U.S. broadband households own a streaming media player

Amazon increases share of streaming media players, while Roku maintains its lead

Parks Associates announced new research today showing that ownership of streaming media players has risen from about six percent of U.S. broadband households in 2010 to almost 40% at the beginning of 2018. Parks Associates’ consumer data indicates that Amazon’s share of streaming media players owned in U.S. broadband households has increased by 4% since last year, taking some of Google’s share o ...read more

Thursday, May 24, 2018

17% of U.S. broadband households own both an Internet-connected entertainment device and a smart home device

Research firm hosts Integrated Life Day at InfoComm, with insights from AVIXA™, Crestron, Guitar Center, Microsoft, Nest Labs, NETGEAR, and more

Research from Parks Associates shows 17% of U.S. broadband households own both an Internet-connected entertainment device and a smart home device. The IoT research firm will host the sessions for Integrated Life Day at InfoComm, June 5 in Las Vegas, to examine crossover opportunities between the commercial and residential audio/visu ...read more

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

U.S. consumers will buy more than 485 million connected devices in 2021

Industry leaders converge to address expansion of new technologies and business models for the smart home 

Parks Associates released new research estimates today at CONNECTIONS™ that U.S. consumers will purchase more than 485 million connected consumer devices in 2021, including smart home, connected health, mobile, and connected entertainment products. By 2022, sales will exceed 520 million units.

CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference takes place this wee ...read more

Monday, May 21, 2018

More than 50% of U.S. broadband households own a smart TV

CONNECTIONS™ examines AI, connected CE, and future evolution of the connected entertainment and OTT

Parks Associates’ new report “Smart TVs vs. Streaming Media Players: Winning Over Consumers” reports more than 50% of U.S. broadband households own a smart TV and more than 40% own a streaming media player. The firm hosts CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference this week in San Francisco, featuring the session “Connected Ecosystems: Entertainment and Smart Home” on ...read more

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