"connected CE" articles

The COVID-19 crisis has put fixed and mobile broadband networks to the test. Shifting work patterns and increased consumer use of connected devices and services at home bring into sharp focus the critical importance of the networks that provide the foundation of our connected lives. At this same moment, major shifts are occurring in the fixed and mobile broadband landscape.   ISPs are re-evaluating their offerings as more and more consumers drop the broadband & pay TV...
The number of connected devices continues to expand year-over-year, and 2019 concluded on a particularly strong note for the security industry.  Security system adoption reached one-third of all US broadband households at the end of the year. Consumers now have an average of 12 connected devices in their homes, which opens multiple opportunities to extend monitoring services as well as different varieties of both professional monitoring and monitor-it-yourself options. Our team...
 
The COVID-19 crisis is significantly affecting broadband household behavior and spending. With record-level unemployment and continuing uncertainty about the future, consumers have cut discretionary spending and continue to be cautious about the economy, the start of school, and overall impact. While spending cuts affect most product categories, consumers continue spending on technology for productivity and entertainment. Purchase data from Parks Associates’ surveys show this...
 
by David Drury | Aug. 17, 2020
Tags: connected CE, COVID-19, digital health
Smart speakers can present strong use cases for smart home devices to the consumer. By bundling smart speakers with smart plugs, smart light bulbs, or smart thermostats, companies can deliver a guided introduction to the smart home experience. We just released new research from Smart Home Buyer Journey and User Experience  showing that smart speakers are serving as a gateway to smart home adoption, as 16% of broadband households purchased a smart speaker prior to purchasing...
 
by Parks Associates | Aug. 17, 2020
Tags: connected CE, CONNECTIONS, COVID-19
As of 2020, consumers have an average of around 12 connected devices in their homes. This is up from an average of around 8 devices back in 2015 – so a growth of around 4 devices in the past five years. In the next five years we expect this growth in adoption to really accelerate and by the year 2025, we estimate consumers will own an average of 20 internet-connected devices. This growth will come from a growing adoption of all types of devices including connected health products,...
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,...

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