CTA: smartphone ownership gains on TVs in the US

Smartphone ownership in the US could match that of TVs in the next five years, as these devices continue their “meteoric popularity” rise, according to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). The CTA’s 20th ‘Consumer Technology Ownership and Market Potential Study’ found that smartphones are now owned in 87% of US homes, with the devices second […]

Ovum: Netflix users prefer viewing on smart TVs

Netflix viewers “by far” prefer tuning into the subscription video-on-demand service on smart TVs than other devices, according to Ovum stats. The research firm found that 44% of survey respondents across five markets said that the smart TV was their favourite screen for watching Netflix, with screen size and ease of use cited as the […]

Device shipments to hit 2.5 billion units

Combined worldwide shipments of PCs, laptops, tablets and mobile phones are expected to climb 1.5% year-on-year in 2015 to reach 2.5 billion units, according to Gartner. The research firm predicts that end-user spending on devices will total US$606 billion in 2015, but said that this would mark for the first time since 2010 a 5.7% […] launches in Windows 8.1 devices

Movie and TV streaming service has launched a new app that will make it available on Windows 8.1 PCs, laptops and tablets for the first time.  The free app was developed in partnership with Microsoft, and is available from today. “At, we are committed to providing the best possible user experience and HD […]