Smart TVs … dumb use: study

Global sales of Internet-connected smart TVs are set to soar to 220 million in 2017, but more than half of the owners of these sets will continue to use them the same way they used older unconnected devices, a study has found.According to the latest Smart TV device forecast from Informa Telecoms & Media, the 220 million Smart TV sets sold worldwide in 2017 will be a dramatic increase on the 54 million that will be sold in 2012. It said 31 per cent of households worldwide will own at least one Smart TV in five years time, with household penetration highest in North America (63 per cent) and Western Europe (64 per cent).

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