US lockdown sees users turn to Netflix

Netflix has seen a usage increase of 72% in the US amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with the Tri-State area (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut) being the most prominent streamers. According to data from SVOD tracker NPD, the average amount of time each Netflix profile was used to stream video on a weekly basis rose […]

NPD: 60% of US homes have an internet-connected TV

Some 60% of US internet homes have at least one TV connected to the internet, according to new research by NPD. Streaming media players have become the most commonly installed and internet connected TV device, said the latest NPD Connected Intelligence report. As of January 2017, a reported 35% of US internet homes had a […]

NPD: 52% of US millennials make video calls

Some 52% of US smartphone users aged 18-34 now use their smartphones to conduct video calls, a 10-point year-on-year increase, according to NPD. The research firm’s Connected Intelligence Application and Convergence Report also found that millennials are using computers less often for web browsing, email, shopping, music, posting pictures or videos, and for using Facebook and […]

Four fifths of US smartphone users stream video

Some 81% of all US smartphone users now stream video on their devices, according to research firm NPD. The company’s Connected Intelligence Smartphone and Tablet Usage Report claims that streaming video use is being driven primarily by users who are 25 and younger. People in this age-group spend twice as much time watching video content on […]

Tablet ownership growing faster than other connected devices

Tablet ownership among US consumers is growing at a faster rate than that of any other connected device, with video viewing helping to drive usage, according to NPD Group.  The research firm’s Connected Intelligence, Connected Home Report claims that as of Q3 2014 there were 109 million tablets in use, up 35 million compared to […]

Connected TV device numbers to reach 204 million by 2017

There will be 204 million connected TV devices capable of delivering apps to viewers by 2017, more than twice the projected number of US internet households, according to NPD research. NPD’s Connected Home Forecast expects ownership of connected TV devices – including video game consoles, streaming media players, Blu-ray disc players, and TVs – to […]

Majority of US UltraViolet users now access content on TVs

More than half of the 16 million users of UltraViolet in the US now view cloud content on a TV, according to stats by NPD.  The research firm said that, as of February, 61% of US UltraViolet users had watched a movie from their cloud-based UV library on a TV, up from just 43% in […]

iTunes dominates online video, says NPD

Apple’s iTunes store accounted for a massive 67% of electronic sell-through for TV shows last year, dominating the home digital-video sector, according to market research firm NPD.  According to the US stats, iTunes also accounted for 65% of online sales for feature-length movies and also took a 45% share of the online movie rental market. […]