Gartner Research

Market Trends: The Connected Home, 2017

Published: 27 February 2017

ID: G00322492

Analyst(s): Jessica Ekholm , Fernando Elizalde , Anthony Mullen


The connected home trends for 2017 are voice integration, AI and personal assistant robots. Technology product management leaders should focus on creating solutions that are seamless and contextual, and that enhance the customer experience while not losing sight between the hype and real demand.

Table Of Contents


Market Trend

  • 2017 — The Year of the Connected Home?
  • Buyer Trend
    • 2017 — Baby Steps Into Mass Market Adoption
    • 2017 — Consumers Lean Toward a Single App Interface for the Connected Home
    • 2017 — The Year of Voice and the Network Effect
    • Buyer Trend: Key Take-Aways for Technology Product Managers
  • Technology Trend
    • 2017 — The Year of AI
    • 2017 — Personal Robots Enter the Home Arena
    • 2017 — The Connected Home in the Connected Car
    • Technology Trend: Key Take-Aways for Technology Product Managers

Vendors to Watch

  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • Google
  • Nest Labs
  • Samsung SmartThings

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