83% Of Smart TVs Now Internet-Connected, Up From 70%

The number of smart TV owners who have connected their device to the Internet has increased to 83% of owners, according to new research from Parks Associates.

The number is an increase from the 70% who connected their TVs to the Internet in 2014.

Ownership of streaming media players has nearly doubled from 21% of U.S. broadband households in 2014 to nearly 40% now. Meanwhile, smart TV ownership has increased from 34% to 53% during the same period.

"More connected devices open more opportunities for streaming and OTT services in the home, prompting more service announcements such as AT&T's plans to offer a tiered video streaming service," stated Elizabeth Parks, senior vice president of Parks Associates.

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  1. Chuck Lantz from 2007ac.com, 2017ac.com network, December 4, 2018 at 4:42 p.m.

    Is the 83% number derived from sales of Smart TVs that have internet capability, or Smart TVs that are actually connected to the internet?  Big difference.  

  2. Chuck Martin from Chuck Martin replied, December 4, 2018 at 6:17 p.m.

    Of smart TVs owned, the number actually connected to the Internet, Chuck.

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