Smart TVs

Smart TVs to become the majority within five years

Smart TVs are set to become the majority globally by 2026. New figures from Strategy Analytics note that smart TV ownership will reach 1.1 billion homes – 51% of all households – by 2026. While internet-connected sets are now the default in many developed markets like the US and the UK, only 34% of global […]

Juniper: voice assistant use to triple by 2023

The will be 8 billion digital voice assistants in use by 2023, more than triple the 2.5 billion that were used at the end of 2018, according to Juniper Research. The report said that smartphone assistants will be the largest platform by volume thanks to Google Assistant and Siri but predicted that smart TVs would […]

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 […]

North American smart TV shipments up 10.9% in Q1

North American smart TV shipments grew 10.9% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2017 to 7.72 million units, according to Kagan, a media research group within S&P Global Market Intelligence. The research claims that the figure compares to 6.96 million North American smart TV shipments in Q1 2016, but has “settled down” compared to the […]

Parks: 73% of US internet homes connect their TVs

Some 73% of US broadband homes now connect one or more TV entertainment devices to the web, according to Parks Associates. The research firm said this marked an 11% increase, compared to the beginning of 2015, in the use of connected in-home entertainment platforms – such as smart TVs, gaming consoles, streaming media players, Blu-ray […]

Gesture control shipments to grow 10%, says IHS

Shipments of gesture-sensing control interfaces, on devices including smart TVs, are set to grow 10% year-on-year to reach 1.8 billion units in 2015, according to IHS. The research firm claims that the shipments will rise as emerging virtual reality games, smartwatches, smart TVs and other consumer electronics and IT applications enter the market. Optical-based 3D […]

US homes have an average 1.9 connected TV devices

The average US home now has 1.9 connected TV devices, with ownership of this technology having grown by 28% year-on-year, according to Strategy Analytics. The research firm said that ownership of devices including smart TVs, smart Blu-ray players, IP-enabled game consoles and digital media streamers was up by 5% quarter-on-quarter in Q3 2014 and 28% […]

Connected TV device ownership hits half a billion units

Global ownership of connected TV devices – including smart TVs, Blu-ray players, game consoles and digital media streamers – reached 500 million units in Q2 2014, according to StrategyAnalytics.  The research firm said that the half billion milestone marks a 34% increase compared to the same period in 2013, and a 7% rise quarter-over-quarter, with […]

OnLive comes to Android-powered Philips TVs in Europe

Cloud gaming service OnLive will come installed on new models of Android-powered Philips TVs in Europe, starting later this year.  The OnLive Game Service Android app will be available out-of-the-box alongside other on-demand entertainment apps for music and video, thanks to a strategic partnership between OnLive and TP Vision – the exclusive brand licensee of […]

Samsung closes Video and Media Hub, transitions to M-GO

Samsung is set to close its Samsung Video and Media Hub at the end of this month, transitioning users over to the M-GO movie and TV rental service.  Announcing the move, Samsung said that the decision was part of its ongoing strategy to deliver “great content experiences” on Galaxy mobile devices and Samsung smart TVs. […]