Report: Three Billion Connected TVs and Blu-ray Players Shipped by 2016

written by: Richard Kastelein

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Connectivity continues its inexorable march into home entertainment. A wide range of home media equipment is now network- or Internet-enabled, with the number of connected devices shipped into consumer markets expected to increase steadily at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21% through 2016. ABI Research’s forecasts for connected devices for the period show that between 2010 and 2016, a cumulative total of more than three billion devices will have shipped worldwide.

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.

 

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