If you were looking for any more evidence that we are a wired-in society, this should interest you. According to research done by the NPD Group, there are now more than half a billion internet-connected devices in U.S. homes
In just the last three months, the number of connected devices has increased from 5.3 to 5.7 devices per home. The vast majority of this growth comes from tablets and smart phones, many of which are used to stream entertainment.
John Buffone, director of devices for NPD Connected Intelligence, observed the following about this upward trend:
“Even with this growth in the smartphone and tablet market, PCs are still the most prevalent connected device in U.S. Internet households — a fact that won’t be changing any time soon . . . However, when you look at the combined number of smartphones and tablets consumers own, for the first time ever, it exceeded the installed base of computers.”
How many connected devices are there in your home, Insiders? Are you using them for home entertainment purposes?
[via Home Media Magazine]