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Market Trends: The Connected Home — A Move Toward Certified Ecosystems

Published: 23 May 2016

ID: G00304781

Analyst(s): Andrew Chetham , Jessica Ekholm , Fernando Elizalde


By 2020, the majority of users are likely to opt for connected home solutions that are linked to a certified ecosystem such as Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa and Samsung SmartThings. Product managers offering connected home solutions need to consider how to attach themselves to these ecosystems.

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Market Trend

  • Majority of Users Use Stand-Alone Products or DIY Ecosystems
  • Buyer Trend
    • Buyers Are Expected to Add an Increasing Number of Connected Things to Their Homes and Will Look for Ease of Use and Fewer Apps
  • Technology Trend
    • Providers Are Moving Toward More Integrated, Open Ecosystems That Are Driving the Need for Certified Ecosystems

Vendors to Watch

  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • Ayla Networks
  • Google and Nest Labs
  • Samsung SmartThings
  • Webee

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