Everyone is getting connected, and more and more devices you can buy have that capability. And a new report says that by 2017, connected devices such as TV’s, streaming boxes, consoles and more will more than double.
NDP researched the market for their Connected Home Forecast predicts that by 2017 there will be 204 million devices that can connect to a TV and be able to deliver apps to viewers in US homes. This is more than double the number predicted.
Pushing the market will be Smart TVs and streaming media players, which NPD predict will account for the majority of growth during the next three years. The report says that the adoption rate will rise from 60% this year to 76% by 2017 of installed units.
The rise in connected devices will be driven by consumers upgrading hardware, along with the increase in streaming and app services from TV networks.
Speaking about the report, executive director for NPD Connected Intelligence, John Buffone said, “The evolution of hardware and digital content distribution is constantly changing the TV viewing experience. Over the coming years, the consumer’s preferred device for apps on TV will be shaped by the next generation of video game consoles, smart TVs, and a new wave of streaming media players.”