Miracast and DIAL Enabled Display Devices to Reach 129 Million by 2017

Edmonds, WA - February 12, 2013 - The connected living room is expected to change significantly in coming years, as the number of devices with high-speed interfaces and modern software frameworks explodes.  An important driver for the evolution of the connected living room is second-screen interaction with the TV, and two technologies for connecting second screen devices - Miracast and DIAL - will see substantial adoption by display manufacturers by 2017. NextMarket Insights forecasts display device shipments with both technologies on board to grow from 7 million in 2013 to 129 million by the end of 2017.

Figure 1: Miracast and DIAL-enabled display device shipments (Millions)

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"There is interest among consumer electronics manufacturers, content providers as well as consumers to enable second-screen and TV interaction," says Michael Wolf, chief analyst with NextMarket Insights. "As a result, both software technologies will be widely adopted to enable a variety of different use-cases such as content mirroring and streaming from the cloud."

Continued growth in over-the-top video streaming as well as increased peer-to-peer device interaction will also fuel demand for higher-speed wireless networks within the home.  As a result, smart TV and other connected devices in the home will begin to integrate higher-speed 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology in 2013.  NextMarket Insights expects 802.11ac enabled display device shipments to grow from 18 million in 2013 to 255 million by 2017.

Figure 2: 802.11ac-enabled connected living room display devices (Millions)

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"Wi-Fi content streaming has become mainstream behavior at this point," says Wolf. "It's only natural to begin to utilize higher-speed technology in the less-cluttered 5 GHz frequency band as the number of devices on the network grows exponentially in coming years."

NextMarket Insights new report, "Connected Living Room Market Forecast: 2013-2017" includes outlooks and forecasts for the smart TV, net-top streamer (i.e. Apple TV, Roku), connected Blu-ray, streaming stick, and enabling technologies in these devices such as Miracast, DIAL, Bluetooth, NFC, 802.11ac and 60 GHz. The report can be purchased for $499 at NextMarket Insights.