"digital music" articles

Parks Associates' digital music report, Evolution of Digital Music on Connected Devices , finds that since 2011, the number of consumers in U.S. broadband households listening to streaming audio services has grown 130%. This rapid growth can be attributed to the expansion of connected CE devices such as such as A/V receivers, all-in-one home theater systems, wireless speakers, speaker docks, speaker bars, multiroom digital music systems. In this report, Parks Associates analysts...
 
Parks Associates data shows that the number of streaming music users has doubled in the last two years, while the number of paying subscribers has surged 166% over the same period of time. Due to popularity within the space, Sprint announced it will  be offering customers premium digital music services through their mobile devices. The first offering, streaming music service through the Harman Kardon® Onyx Studio™ wireless speaker system, will be available to U.S. customers...
 
zonIn the past few years, a number of ingredients have coalesced to bring about dramatic change in the home audio market. Take, for example, the concept of multi-room audio systems. Until recently, these were only possible by running wires to in-wall or in-ceiling speakers and fed through an A/V receiver. In other words, they weren't the purview of the mass-market. Several factors have significantly changed this paradigm. Wireless networking, including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth -...
 
by | Jan. 14, 2014
Tags: CES, digital music, streaming
By Brett L. Sappington, Director of Research On Thursday, The Wall Street Journal published an article reporting rumors that Apple was in discussions with pay-TV providers about the possibility of an Apple-branded set-top box (STB) that would carry live and on-demand content. According to the article, Apple proposed to provide the hardware and have pay-TV providers deliver the linear and on-demand content. For Apple, which has made a strong business by leveraging content to...
 
by Brett Sappington | Aug. 17, 2012
Tags: apps, digital music, gaming, OTT, pay tv, set top
The largest Digital Audio advertising network, TargetSpot , released the results of its annual Digital Audio Benchmark and Trend Study . Conducted by Parks Associates , this year’s report unveils key new insights about the rapidly growing Digital Audio market. These insights include the growing role of connected devices in facilitating listening, the increase in social interactions while listening, and gains in advertising recall and response rates among Digital Audio consumers....
 
by | May. 10, 2012
Tags: digital media, digital music
Google Inc. is developing a home-entertainment system that streams music wirelessly throughout the home and would be marketed under the company's own brand. The effort marks a sharp shift in strategy for Google, which for the first would time would design and market consumer electronic devices under the Google brand. Google has up to now mainly focused on developing the operating system that powers devices such as smartphones, tablets and televisions and allowing other companies to...
 
Apple's AirPlay is going to boost the market for networked audio devices, just as BridgeCo and DLNA's efforts should in the next few years
 
by | Sep. 17, 2010
Tags: connected CE, digital music
If you want the extended version of the saga regarding trying to play Internet radio through my AV system and through the in-ceiling speakers. Otherwise, the short story is that I hadn't found a way to stream my favorite Internet radio station through the AV receiver to enjoy a whole-house experience. I'd tried different media adapters, the ZVBox, and even a direct laptop-to-receiver connection, but nothing worked. The direct connection came closest, but with a really annoying buzzing...
 
by | May. 27, 2010
Tags: digital music, home network, streaming

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