Bluetooth speakers drive growth in home audio, says firm

The home audio market (wireless speakers, soundbars, Hi-Fi systems, A/V receivers and speaker docks) grew by 22% to ship 71 million units. Trade value also grew by 22%, generating just under US$10 billion worth of revenues in 2014, according to Futuresource Consulting.

Wireless speakers and soundbar shipments exceeded market expectations and accounted for the lion's share, far outweighing the decline in demand for traditional audio devices i.e. A/V receivers and Hi-Fi systems. The wireless speaker market was fuelled by strong growth in Bluetooth speakers in the lower end of the price spectrum and multi-room audio at the premium end.

Home audio devices increasingly offer wireless functionality and shipments with this feature grew by 93% from 27 million units in 2013 to 53 million units in 2014. Futuresource said it predicts that virtually all home audio devices will be wireless by 2019.

Parks Associates Report Smart Home Platforms for Health Addresses Connected Health and IoT Opportunities for the Smart Home

Research firm notes investments in connected health likely to increase following Supreme Court decision

Consumer Sentiment on Overall Economy

Tech Spending Dip Slightly in May

Nearly 60% of U.S. broadband households use OTT video services, but "Account Sharing" is prevalent

Industry Leaders Including Roku, Verizon and Sharp to Discuss Streaming Media Strategies at CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, May 19-21

60% of consumers self-install smart home devices, but majority of device owners would prefer professional assistance

Industry report examines the evolution of tech support services, processes, tools, and business models in response to the Internet of Things (IoT)

A Bright Future for Installed Technologies: CEA Study Says Tech Becoming a Central Component of New Construction

Four in five builders include structured wiring, home theater and/or monitored security in new home offerings

Parks Associates: Approximately 50% of broadband households have privacy or security concerns about smart home devices

CONNECTIONS™ to host IoT session with Alarm.com, Amdocs, PlanetEcosystems, Wink, and Zipato

Parks Associates: 60 million U.S. households will own at least one connected fitness tracker by 2019

Research analyst to lead discussions on mobile technology and the Internet of Things at Bluetooth World and 5G Forum USA

Parks Associates: Eight percent of U.S. broadband households own a smart thermostat

Smart Home Research Director to Deliver "The Future of Energy Services Market" Presentation at SPEER Summit

CEA, CEDIA, InfoComm Release Joint Architectural Drawing Symbols Standard

The recently published standard is available free of charge through TechStreet and the CEDIA Resource Library.

Over 50% of consumers in U.S. broadband households subscribe to an OTT video service

Parks Associates hosts OTT Super Session at 2015 NAB Show with CBS Interactive, Vubiquity, and Discovery Communications

Popularity of the Newest CE Products

The data from the CivicScience InsightStore™ provides some strong research insights into consumer awareness, sentiment, and intent toward many emerging consumer products - and in this report, CivicScience highlights some of those findings to coincide with CES 2015.

Priorities for Managed Service Gateways in the Fiber-Connected Home

Moving forward, data will be an increasingly precious commodity, leveraged by innovative companies to provide personalized services to consumers.

The Future Through the Eyes of CEDIA

Homes are going to become smarter and more connected over the next five years.

Over the Air HDTV

One of the biggest complains about an antenna is the hardware itself. It is bulky, ugly, it has to be mounted or installed.

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