Blog |
Streaming Apps, Connected TVs & Devices, roku, Google Chromecast, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV
Report: Installed Internet-connected TVs, devices to top 238M by 2019
Monday, December 19, 2016

The number of devices connected to the Internet and capable of delivering apps to TV screens is expected to grow 59% by 2019, totaling more than 238 million devices. Connected TVs are forecast to drive 45 percent of the growth over the coming four years, while less expensive, content-heavy streaming media players are projected to drive 35 percent growth.

NPD Connected Intelligence Connected Home Forecast reported that in 2016 and through the remainder of the forecast period streaming media devices from industry leaders such as Google, Roku, Amazon and Apple to be in more homes than any other connected TV device. NPD said it expects 43% of U.S. Internet homes will own at least one streaming media player by the end of 2019.

Roku and (Google) Chromecast are expected to take advantage of the growth in connected TV sales as well, with more than 10 TV manufacturers opting to partner with Roku and Chromecast, as opposed to manage their own app eco-system.

Stay tuned.

Follow me on Twitter @JimONeillMedia and on LinkedIn

Jim O'Neill

An award-winning industry expert and futurist who specializes in the convergence of traditional TV and the Internet. My focus includes pay TV, Cloud TV, OTT, multiplatform media delivery, the ecosystem that surrounds it and consumer trends. A frequent speaker at CES, NAB, Digital Hollywood, Park’s Associates Connections events, Streaming Media and Digital Entertainment World, among others. I'm the Editor of Videomind, which in the past year has won awards from Editor & Publisher and Digiday. I'm also the Principal Analyst at Ooyala. I'm based in Michigan. I formerly was an analyst at Parks Associates and editor of FierceOnlineVideo and FierceIPTV. 

You can follow on Twitter @JimONeillMedia and on Linkedin