Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for the Connected Home, 2014

Published: 28 July 2014

ID: G00263593

Analyst(s): Fernando Elizalde


The connected home is changing how householders interact with technology. This Hype Cycle will help technology providers and enterprises assess levels of risk and maturity, and understand technology trends and opportunities in this market.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • On the Rise
    • Smart Dust
    • Connected Home
    • 802.11ah
    • Wireless Video — 60GHz
    • TV App Platforms
    • Home Automation
    • TV Companion Screen Apps
    • Ensemble Interactions
  • At the Peak
    • DASH7
    • Home Energy Management/Consumer Energy Management
    • Consumer Smart Appliances
    • Mobile Sports and Fitness
    • Wearable User Interfaces
    • Bluetooth 4
    • Smart Appliances
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Home-Area Network
    • Intelligent Lighting
    • Connected Televisions
    • Personal Cloud
    • Unwired Music Systems for the Home
    • Z-Wave
    • Internet TV
    • Customer Gateways
    • Wi-Fi Direct
    • Over-the-Top Set-Top Boxes
    • Video Visits
    • Home Health Monitoring
    • Ambient and Glanceable Displays
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Gesture Control
    • Music Streaming in the Connected Home
    • ZigBee
    • Femtocells
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Network DVR
    • Game Consoles as Media Hubs
    • Ultra-High-Speed Broadband Internet
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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