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.