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Monday, January 08, 2018

Over-the-top viewing hours doubled in 2017

This isn’t the first indication of Roku’s dominance among video streaming devices — Parks Associates found that Roku was the most popular video streaming device in Q1 2017, commanding a 37% market share in the US. And streaming OTT devices like Roku and game consoles drove higher video consumption than mobile devices and traditional computers, according to Conviva.

From the article "Over-the-top viewing hours doubled in 2017" by Kevin Tran.

Monday, January 08, 2018

Smart-Lock Start-Up Otto Closes Shop

“One-half of consumers view smart door locks and smart video door bells as unaffordable,” said Parks Associates research analyst Brad Russell in 2017. “This is a significant challenge for the smart-home market. The average price of a smart door lock is $220, while traditional non-connected door locks can be purchased for $80-$100. Innovators and early adopters clearly recognize the value of smart-home products, but the early majority of U.S. consumers sees only marginal value, w ...read more

Monday, January 08, 2018

IoT and 5G: New Revenues, Use Cases, Value-added Services

Among the U.S. broadband households that participated in a Parks Associates survey, 6-9 percent reported ownership of a wearable camera in 1Q 2017, and 9 percent were likely to purchase a wearable camera in the 2017 holiday season.

From the article "IoT and 5G: New Revenues, Use Cases, Value-added Services" by Kristen Hanich.

Friday, January 05, 2018

30% of US homes like to use single remote

Research from Parks Associates shows that 67% of US broadband households find receiving alerts when someone enters the home appealing; 54% of broadband households find at least one tested energy management use case for the smart home highly appealing and 60% of security system owners find the ability to control their security systems using voice appealing.

From the article "30% of US homes like to use single remote" by Robert Briel.

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Get ready for TiVo in the cloud, DVR box optional

"User experience defines the operator's video services for consumers," said Brett Sappington, senior director of research at Parks Associates in a statement. "Every pay-TV service and streaming video service is working to capture and maintain consumer attention in order to drive ongoing use and monetization. As a result, operators need a flexible platform that allows them to innovate rapidly and meet or surpass connected experiences offered elsewhere."

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Thursday, January 04, 2018

4 Tech Markets that Have Something to Prove at CES 2018

According to Parks Associates research released last summer, more than 100 million U.S. homes did not have a smart device in them at the end of 2016. That’s out of a possible 117 million households. By 2021, it’s expected that more than half of U.S. homes will be “smart homes.” This is a market segment that’s been slow to grow, but the potential—if brands can find a way to tap into it—is enormous.

From the article "4 Tech Markets that Have Something to Prove at CES 2018" by ...read more

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Get ready for TiVo in the cloud, DVR box optional

"User experience defines the operator's video services for consumers," said Brett Sappington, senior director of research at Parks Associates in a statement. "Every pay-TV service and streaming video service is working to capture and maintain consumer attention in order to drive ongoing use and monetization. As a result, operators need a flexible platform that allows them to innovate rapidly and meet or surpass connected experiences offered elsewhere."

From the article "Get ...read more

Thursday, January 04, 2018

4 Tech Markets that Have Something to Prove at CES 2018

According to Parks Associates research released last summer, more than 100 million U.S. homes did not have a smart device in them at the end of 2016. That’s out of a possible 117 million households. By 2021, it’s expected that more than half of U.S. homes will be “smart homes.” This is a market segment that’s been slow to grow, but the potential—if brands can find a way to tap into it—is enormous.

From the article "4 Tech Markets that Have Something to Prove at CES 2018" by ...read more

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