Nearly Half of Home Entertainment Devices are Connected
Around 47 percent of home entertainment devices in the U.S.- including TVs, game consoles, Blu-ray and streaming media players- are connected and "being used for their online capabilities," according to a study released this week by NPD Group.
The numbers were released as part of NPD Group’s Connected Intelligence Connected Home report.
"While there are more Blu-ray disc players installed and connected to the Internet than streaming media players such as Apple TV and Roku, we expect that to change in the next year,” John Buffone, director, devices, NPD Connected Intelligence, said as part of the announcement. “Streaming media players will exceed the number of installed and Internet connected Blu-ray players in 2014.”