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According to Parks Associates research, 28% of US broadband households now own at least one smart home device, and device-owning households own an average of six devices in their home. A newly published Parks Associates report, Race to Control the Smart Home Ecosystem: Attracting Partners , states that as device adoption continues to increase each year, smart home platforms will help establish order out of the chaos that comes from the steady influx of connected devices in...


Starting with the introduction of Siri on the iPhone in 2011, consumers have increasingly embraced voice-controlled consumer apps and smart devices. With four out of ten US broadband households using some form of smart speaker, it is no surprise that consumers express a growing interest in...
 
by Craig Leslie | Jun. 19, 2019
Tags: smart TV, voice control

Subscription-based business models cross a number of different industries with companies offering a product or service for a recurring fee. While these models offer a strong value proposition in hopes of an improved customer experience, the plethora of subscription-based offerings in the...
 
by Dina Abdelrazik | Jun. 17, 2019
Tags: security, smart home

On June 3 at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced the end of one of its flagship programs. iTunes, the media management and marketplace that was once synonymous with online music for a generation, will end its 18 year run as the primary tool for Apple customers when the...
 
by Billy Nayden | Jun. 12, 2019
Tags: digital music, millennials

“What will it take for smart home to reach mass market adoption?” Recently, I explored this perennial industry question at Parks Associates CONNECTIONS 2019 conference. While we regularly discuss everything from compelling use cases to value propositions, I presented a few...
 
by Brad Russell | Jun. 10, 2019
Tags: Internet of Things, smart home

Prior to Parks Associates’ 23rd-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference , Kevin Kraus, Director Technology and Partner Integration for Yale and August Locks, ASSA ABLOY spoke with the firm’s analyst team to his thoughts on the future of home security in the smart home....
 
by Parks Associates | Jun. 7, 2019
Tags: none

Prior to Parks Associates’ 23rd-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference , Brett Jurgens, CEO, Notion spoke with the firm’s analyst team to his thoughts on independent living in the smart home. Brett participated on the Insurance and Smart Home Products panel on...
 
by Parks Associates | Jun. 7, 2019
Tags: none

Whoever told you that consumers are becoming exhausted over all of their entertainment subscriptions, just push them gently back under their cold, quiet rock of wrong conclusions… at least for now. Yes, pay-TV subscription numbers are declining, even with vMVPD (online pay-TV)...
 
by Brett Sappington | Jun. 5, 2019
Tags: online video, OTT


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