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New Research Says that U.S. Broadband Households Want One Remote for Smart Home and Entertainment

By Ken Briodagh January 04, 2018

According to recently released research from Parks Associates, the ability to control the TV, set-top box, streaming media player, and smart home devices with the same remote is appealing to 47 percent of respondents.

“Traditionally consumer interest in the smart home focuses primarily on safety and security and other pragmatic use cases, with adjacencies in health and energy scoring interest levels around 50 percent,” said Elizabeth Parks, SVP, Parks Associates. “Innovations such as voice control have increased consumer interest in solutions that enhance the entertainment experience.”

The research from Parks Associates also shows:

  • 67 percent of U.S. broadband households find receiving alerts when someone enters the home appealing.
  • 54 percent of broadband households find at least one tested energy management use case for the smart home highly appealing.
  • 60 percent of security system owners find the ability to control their security systems using voice appealing.

Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

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