LG Smart TVResearch from The Diffusion Group (TDG) finds that 32 per cent of OTT TV Users prefer having the native connectivity of a Smart TV. This according to data featured in TDG’s Video Behavior in the Age of Quantum Media, a survey of 2,000 US adult broadband users, 60 per cent of which use an over-the-top (OTT) streaming service on a home television.
When asked which TV streaming platform they prefer, 32 per cent of OTT TV Users selected their Smart TV. TDG notes that this is pretty much equal to the penetration of Smart TVs in general.

Game consoles followed second, selected by 25 per cent of OTT TV Users, while Internet set-top boxes were preferred by 17 per cent. Streaming sticks and Blu-ray players were selected by 10 per cent of OTT TV Users.

Why do smart TVs top the list? According to Michael Greeson, Director of Research at TDG, this likely boils down to ease of use. “With Smart TVs, viewers are not required to manually switch inputs from the TV to another device or pick up a different remote in order to access their favourite streaming apps and programmes.”

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