Video game consoles remain most popular devices to stream content on TVs

Video game consoles remain most popular devices to stream content on TVs
According to new research from BI Intelligence, video game consoles remain far and away the most popular devices to stream content on TVs.

Consoles with streaming video playback capabilities accounted for 54 percent of the connected TV market, which includes smart TVs, dedicated set-top boxes, and consoles. The report did not include Web-enabled Blu-ray players.



Smart TVs came in second at 38 percent of the connected TV market, followed by dedicated streaming devices (Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, WD Live) at just 10 percent share.

About 50 percent of all U.S. households own at least one console, and one-third of those owners use the consoles to stream TV, movies and more. Surprisingly, not just teens and young adults are console owners and streaming content, with 32 percent of console owners between 31 and 47 also actively streaming movies or TV.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 7 Jun 2014 18:49
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  • 5 comments
  • Mysttic

    Quote: Surprisingly, not just teens and young adults are console owners and streaming content, with 32 percent of console owners between 31 and 47 also actively streaming movies or TV. How is this surprising? I'm 36 and still consider myself a young adult. I grew up during the age technology was being born in the household and rapidly changing. It's only fitting our demographic evolve with it.

    7.6.2014 23:55 #1

  • Jemborg

    Doesn't surprise me either and I'm way older.

    Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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    9.6.2014 01:59 #2

  • SProdigy

    Just means more gamers either stream, or they find more "entertainment" value in purchasing a console that can do everything, versus a Roku or AppleTV

    However, I'm probably in the minority of not using my consoles to stream at all, because I don't pay for Xbox Live, which was previously required for Netflix, etc.

    9.6.2014 15:28 #3

  • hearme0

    Simply bec the console caters to more people than a PC bec it's easier and more practical across ALL ages. This is not news nor is it surprising in any way!

    10.6.2014 11:13 #4

  • SProdigy

    Originally posted by hearme0: Simply bec the console caters to more people than a PC bec it's easier and more practical across ALL ages. This is not news nor is it surprising in any way! I just had a discussion with my friend about Hulu, and how I refuse to watch anything on my PC. I understand some people have nice HTPC setups, but consoles or dedicated boxes (I use a Roku) are far easier to setup and use, plus they're fairly quiet and do not require maintenance or a bunch of wires to hide.

    10.6.2014 11:38 #5

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