U.S. and Worldwide Networked Video Forecast, 2016–2020
This IDC study provides our forecast of U.S. and worldwide households adopting networked video applications in the home for the 2015–2020 period."Networked video in the home has become a mainstream application in technologically mature areas, but the use of that connection is almost exclusively for entertainment purposes. In the future, networked video devices have the potential to play critical roles in the larger Internet of Things ecosystem, as it develops," says Jonathan Gaw, research manager for IDC's Internet of Things: Consumer program. "IDC expects that from 2015 to 2020, the number of households worldwide that stream video from the Internet to the television to grow at a CAGR of 25.5% to nearly 370 million."