By : Erik Gruenwedel | Posted: 31 Mar 2010
Burgeoning consumer interest in receiving Internet video on the television resulted in 64% more people using Web-enabled video game systems and 36% more using PCs to connect to the TV in 2009, compared with 2008, according to a new report.
Parks Associates said larger numbers of households are working with previously purchased devices to get the connected-TV experience, which it said underscored strong future demand for connected TVs, Web-enabled Blu-ray Disc players, and networked digital media players such as Apple TV and Roku.
Indeed, the report said more than three-fourths of U.S. households with PC-to-TV connections and one-third of Xbox 360 owners are using these connections to stream online video.
“These households, as they extend online video and other Web experiences to the TV screen, are laying the foundation for future behaviors with connected CE and entertainment services,” said Kurt Scherf, VP, principal analyst, Parks Associates.