The worldwide market for smart devices, including connected lights, smart speakers, connected thermostats, smart TVs, home monitoring/security products and digital media adapters grew by 38.5% to 130.1 million shipments in the second quarter.
Google has rolled out a fix for its Chromecast product after users were unable to use the streaming device for almost 12 hours.
ProSiebenSat.1 Puls 4, the Austrian subsidiary of German media company ProSiebenSat.1, has bundled the free-of-charge live-streams of its Austrian free-to-air channels in a central app for smartphones and tablets.
German IPTV operator Exaring has made its TV platform waipu.tv available on the Amazon Fire TV box and stick.
STORY UPDATED. Philips is disabling the smart TV functionality of twelve models in the 2009 range of models on December 28.
Consumers increasingly see digital players as complementing cable, satellite service, according to GfK’s latest Home Technology Monitor.
Google will announce its Google Home and the 4K Chromecast Ultra devices at its October 4 event, according to Android Police.
Google has now made its Chromecast Ethernet adapter available in Europe in the Google Play store.
Amazon will stop selling Apple TV and Google’s Chromecast since those devices don’t “interact well” with Prime Video, the company said in an email to its sellers.
Dutch households with connected TVs rose to 31% from 23% a year ago, according to the Media Standard Survey by TNS Nipo for ratings group SKO.