"connected CE" articles

Consumers and broadband households are in the middle of a transformation – the average number of connected products per household has steadily increased, growing from eight connected devices per household to over twelve in the past five years. These changes are pushing CE companies to look beyond the single transaction, to create long-term engagement with their consumers. Join us for a complimentary webinar,  Next-Gen CE: Reinventing Consumer Experience with IoT Data ,...
After 15 years of using Intel processors, in early July, Apple announced at the World Wide Developer Conference 2020 that it would be transitioning its Mac and Macbook computers to ARM processors instead.  What would this mean for companies that design software, applications, and games for the Mac ecosystem?  By developing its own chip for laptops and desktops, Apple is dictating its own product lineup without depending on a third party.  By switching to the ARM...
 
by Tiffany Tang | Jul. 8, 2020
Tags: Apple, connected CE
Recent research conducted by Parks Associates, and captured in the report Cloud Gaming: Demand and Preferences , finds nearly a third of US consumers are interested in cloud gaming and game subscription services. These services, including names such as NVIDIA GeForce NOW, Google Stadia, Microsoft’s upcoming Project xCloud, and PlayStation Now, have become hot topics in the gaming space for their attempt to replicate the streaming video service model. With a cloud gaming service,...
Home IoT Device Vulnerability Many consumers are wary of the vulnerabilities that come with IoT devices and the potential for hackers to expose their sensitive data. This is true among the general public, and even more so among those already owning smart home devices. At the end of 2019, nearly half of the segment Parks Associates classifies as the smart home disengaged (the 44% of broadband households not owning or intending to purchase any smart home device), cited data...
Security industry watchers have anxiously awaited Q1 earnings calls to see how market leaders fared as a robust start to 2020 hit COVID-19 headwinds in March. A strong 2019 resulted in 31-32% of US broadband households owning a working security system, up a substantial 5% points over 2018. Eight-eight percent of security system owners have professional monitoring, according to a Q4 2019 Parks Associates study. The view from the top, thus far, is that the residential security...
The COVID-19 pandemic has radically altered work routines for everyone. With “non-essential” employers mandating remote work, many of the connected services and solutions Parks Associates studies are now essential in ensuring everyone in the household can work from home and entertain-in-place. 360 View: Broadband Services in the US , a Parks Associates study of 10,000 US broadband households in Q3 2019, reports that 76% of US broadband households said life would be much more...
 
by Steve Nason | Apr. 3, 2020
Tags: broadband, connected CE, home networks, OTT
CES is always an interesting time. Companies show off their latest and - hopefully - greatest, and we get to guess which of these things will actually still exist in a couple of months. This year, due to throwing out my back the prior Friday during the extremely daring and strenuous task of getting out of a chair, I missed attending in person. Instead I scoured the headlines for articles of interest. And, lo, I found something interesting. No, it wasn't cute robots. Or fake pork. Or...
 
The availability of OTT video services on multiple platforms is a key component of reaching new audiences. Due to the high cost and effort required to develop support on any given platform, services prioritize certain connected devices, at least initially. As a service matures, it continues to add support for new devices in order to capture feasible markets and provide current subscribers with additional ways to access content. As the market for OTT services evolves, new opportunities for...
 
by Brandon Riney | Jan. 15, 2020
Tags: connected CE, online video, OTT, streaming

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