ABI: HDTVs, Blu-ray Players to Drive Connected Devices Past 3 Billion

By 2016 a total of more than 3 billion Internet-connected devices will have been shipped worldwide, with HDTVs and Blu-ray Disc players leading the way, according to a report from ABI Research. “TV and video player connectivity is being strongly driven by streaming services such as Netflix in the United States and LoveFilm in the United Kingdom,” said ABI Research practice director Jason Blackwell. “Gaming consoles also create powerful demand for connectivity; although connected consoles are nothing new, they still rank strongly in connected home entertainment and will see increased shipment numbers through 2014.” Blackwell said cloud-based

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