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Thursday, July 20, 2017

One-half of consumers willing to share data and device control for discounts on electricity

New research quantifies the value of IoT data in the connected home

Parks Associates announced new research today showing that approximately 50% of U.S. broadband households are willing to share data and device control for discounts on electricity. 360 View Update: The Value of Data – New Smart Home Business Models notes interest is consistent across different product categories, with 51% of smart thermostat owners, 50% of hot water heater owners, and 48% of owners of smart ...read more

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Offering $100 rebate more than doubles purchase intentions for smart thermostats

New report shows only 30% of consumers believe that smart thermostats are affordable

Parks Associates today announced a new industry report revealing only 30% of consumers believe that smart thermostats are affordable and only 18% of consumers would purchase one of these devices at $250. Smart Home-Utility Partnership Opportunities notes that offering a $100 rebate more than doubles the percentage of homes that intend to purchase one of these products.

“Given the benefit ...read more

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Nearly 60% of U.S. broadband households subscribe to Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu

OTT Video Market Tracker reveals only 3% subscribe to a sports OTT video service

Parks Associates revealed today that 59% of U.S. broadband households subscribe to Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu. The firm’s OTT Video Market Tracker service notes that only 6% of U.S. broadband households subscribe to any other OTT service without also having a subscription to one of the top three services, while 3% subscribe to one or more sports OTT video service, including MLB.TV, NFL Game Pass, ...read more

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Majority of U.S. Broadband Households Watch Internet Video on TV

New connected entertainment research examines shift in video consumption habits

Parks Associates today announced new connected entertainment research deliverables showing over 50% of U.S. broadband households now watch Internet video on a television screen. The IoT research firm examines this shift in video consumption habits of consumers, including usage of OTT services and the impact on the business of broadcast, pay TV, and online television.

“For years, the televisio ...read more

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Only 10% of users use their personal assistant device or app to control smart home devices

New research examines challenges and strategies for smart home products and services

International research firm Parks Associates today announced new IoT research examining the market for smart home devices and services, including the current challenges and strategies to expand consumer adoption and purchase intentions. The consumer research and industry reports include analysis of smart home consumer segments and forecasts for smart home controllers, standalone security gat ...read more

Thursday, June 29, 2017

9% of U.S. broadband households plan to purchase a VR headset in the next year

New report shows Samsung and Sony leading the VR market

Parks Associates today announced a new industry report revealing that 9% of U.S. broadband households plan to purchase a virtual reality headset within the next year. Virtual Reality: Disrupting the Entertainment Experience shows purchase intentions have nearly doubled since early 2016, when only 5% planned to purchase a VR headset.

“The budding virtual reality market is just in its infancy,” said Hunter Sappington, ...read more

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Connected CE Purchase Rates Stable now but Show Steady Decline since 2008

Nearly one-half of all broadband households have a smart TV

Recent consumer research from Parks Associates reveals challenges manufacturers face as they seek to drive higher rates of purchase in the connected CE markets. 360 View: CE Adoption & Trends notes that while consumer intentions in 2017 mirror the levels of the previous two years, the long-term trend shows lower percentages of households buying CE than in the past, with purchasing rates dropping from 87% in 2008 to ...read more

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Purchase intentions for smart appliances continue to increase

IoT research firm joins Ayla Networks, Sears, and Arrayent for webcast examining smart appliance innovations

Leading IoT research firm Parks Associates announced today that it will host the complimentary webcast “Advancing Ease of Use through Sensors and Appliance Automation,” sponsored by Ayla Networks, on Wednesday, June 21. This webcast examines the latest smart appliance innovations and explores innovations to optimize the consumer experience with these connected devices ...read more

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