Nearly half of all the new TV sets sold in Germany are connected sets, according to high tech association Bitkom. Already one in six homes owns a connected TV.
According to Bitkom, in 2011 the percentage of hybrid TVs was only 35% among new sets sold, now rising to around 50% for this year.
At the moment 17% of the total TV universe in German homes is a smart TV, this figure ois expected to rise top 22% by the end of the year,
Of the people who have their TV set connected to the net, around 30% use the feature at least once a month.
“The internet is destined to be part of the standard equipment of modern flat-screen TVs,” said Bitkom expert Michael Schidlack.