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More than a third of US homes to buy a smart device this year

Tom Kerber

Tom Kerber

Some 37% of US broadband households intend to buy one or more smart devices in 2015, according to research firm Parks Associates. 

Parks’ smart home and internet of things research claims that 26% of US broadband households already own a streaming device, with 34% owning a smart TV and 16% a smart home device.

The average household spend on subscription internet video services stands at more than US$6 per month, according to Parks.

“This year will feature expansion of the smart home and further refinement of business strategies in these markets,” said Tom Kerber, Parks Associates’ director of research for home controls and energy.

“As we saw at CES last week, companies from previously separate channels are now competing in the smart home ecosystem, meaning both differentiation and cross-platform interoperability are critical to success.”