Thursday, January 03, 2013

425 Million Web Connected Devices in the US

According to the NPD Group there are 425 million devices connected to the web inside US households. The largest number of these devices are computers at 183.8 million and as one could assume traditional computer's share of connected in-home devices is diminishing, fueled by the rise of connected gaming consoles (39 million), Blu-ray players (12.9 million), and TVs (16 million). Portable devices such as smartphones (133 million) and tablets (31.8 million) are witnessing hockey stick growth curves and the NPD says that by the end of 2013, there will be a shift toward "screen-sharing across devices." Much like what users can do with Apple's AirPlay, which allows them to throw content from one screen to another; this shared screen experience is converging device ecosystems and will allow for OTT content to become even more prominent on the TV. We are certain to see a multitude of these up and coming devices at next week’s CES. More:

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