Smart Home (connected home, home networking) News

Internet access speed impacts CE device ownership levels in the U.S.
Feb 9, 2023 – An NPD Group report has revealed that gaps exist in U.S. ownership levels for devices that are more dependent on an internet connection. Examples include 4K TVs and smart home devices.
News categories: NPD Group, Eddie Hold, Broadband, Digital TV, Market Research, Smart Home, Smart TV, Streaming, USA

LG adds Apple integrations to webOS Hub smart TV platform
Feb 3, 2023 – LG has announced the availability of the Apple TV app, Apple Music, AirPlay and HomeKit on its webOS Hub. There are now 200 partners working on the webOS smart TV platform including Seiki, Eko, Stream System, Konka, Aiwa and Hyundai.
News categories: LG Electronics, Apple, Apps, Digital TV, Smart Home, Smart TV, Streaming, TV OS, Worldwide

63% of U.S. internet households own a Smart TV
Jan 13, 2023 – Parks Associates research shows 63% of U.S. internet households own a smart TV, up from 38% in 2015. The company's OTT Video Market Tracker highlights how companies like Roku have transformed the role of the TV in the home.
News categories: Parks Associates, Elizabeth Parks, CES2024, Digital TV, Market Research, Smart Home, Smart TV, Streaming, USA

UEI expands software and services for whole home control
Jan 6, 2023 – To deal with the challenge of onboarding, troubleshooting, and supporting connected devices across different ecosystems, UEI [NASDAQ: UEIC] has expanded its offering beyond just control introducing several services to help consumers.
News categories: Universal Electronics, Arsham Hatambeiki, CES2024, Digital TV, Smart Home, Smart TV, USA, UX, Worldwide

US consumer tech sales expected to decline until 2025
Jan 5, 2023 – Following tremendous growth fueled by pandemic needs in 2020 and 2021, U.S. consumer technology industry sales revenue is expected to end 2022 down 8% year over year, according to The NPD Group.
News categories: NPD Group, Paul Gagnon, Ben Arnold, Digital TV, Market Research, Smart Home, Smart TV, USA

LG introduces TV with Zero Connect wireless technology
Jan 4, 2023 – LG has introduced its 97" LG SIGNATURE OLED M (model M3) TV with Zero Connect technology. Unlike conventional TVs, the M3 comes with a separate Zero Connect box that sends video and audio signals wirelessly to the TV's 97" screen.
News categories: LG Electronics, CES2024, Digital TV, Smart Home, Smart TV, USA

Sercomm to showcase IP streamers and STBs at CES 2023
Dec 22, 2022 – Sercomm (TWSE: 5388) will showcase its newest innovations and solutions for broadband connectivity, smart home and home entertainment, including IP streamers and set-top boxes at CES 2023.
News categories: Sercomm, Android TV, CES2024, Digital TV, RDK, Set Top Box, Smart Home

PEAK3 ATSC 3.0 one-to-many solution for IoT and Edge use cases
Dec 7, 2022 – Two IoT executives have announced the formation of PEAK3, an edge pathway solution provider enabling businesses to use the one-to-many capabilities of ATSC 3.0 for IoT and Edge use cases.
News categories: PEAK3, Alp Sezen, Chris McGhay, ATSC 3, Smart Home, USA

ZEASN launches enhanced entertaining experience for Whale Eco users
Nov 11, 2022 – ZEASN has released its Whale User Center SaaS platform, integrating management features with content sharing to create a smart home entertainment experience for users of Whale devices.
News categories: ZEASN, Suriko Wei, Digital TV, Smart Home, Smart TV, UX, Worldwide