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The most common home entertainment devices to include media connectivity are televisions and Blu-ray players. TV and video player connectivity is being strongly driven by streaming services such as Netflix in the United States and LOVEFiLM in the UK. Gaming consoles, although nothing new, still rank strongly in connected home entertainment and will see increased shipment numbers through 2014. Networked and streaming audio are also important segments of this market.
ABI Research’s “Home Networking Market Data” contains market forecasts for a variety of networked devices as well as forecasts related to the installed base of home networking households. Blu-ray players, TVs, mobile media players, game consoles, set-top boxes, media adapters, digital cameras and AV players are all covered, and the forecast also includes network interfaces including shipments for HomePlug, MoCA, Wi-Fi, Ethernet and UWB.This database is included in the firm’s Connected Home Research Service, which also includes other Market Data products, Research Reports, Surveys, ABI Insights, and analyst inquiry support.