The Battle of In-Home Entertainment
There is a competition going on among connected entertainment devices vying for a spot in the modern living room, particularly between streaming video boxes and game consoles.
Devices that offer streaming content have pushed their way into the entertainment fold as appointment TV makes a begrudged retreat. Roku is one of the most popular streaming video players with more than 5 million users taking advantage of 750 available channels featuring on-demand TV shows and movies in an easy-to-use interface. Roku’s popularity is expected to climb with a mobile app that turns the device into a remote control.
Click through fro more suggested entertainment systems to mix video and gaming.

The Battle of In-Home Entertainment

There is a competition going on among connected entertainment devices vying for a spot in the modern living room, particularly between streaming video boxes and game consoles.

Devices that offer streaming content have pushed their way into the entertainment fold as appointment TV makes a begrudged retreat. Roku is one of the most popular streaming video players with more than 5 million users taking advantage of 750 available channels featuring on-demand TV shows and movies in an easy-to-use interface. Roku’s popularity is expected to climb with a mobile app that turns the device into a remote control.

Click through fro more suggested entertainment systems to mix video and gaming.

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Infographic: The Rise of Multiscreen Content Consumption
According to an infographic created by Uberflip, 81% of Americans use a smartphone and watch TV simultaneously. The biggest use of the second screen appears to be social networking, and watching TV, it’s easy enough to see networks strive to make the connection.
Nearly every reality show has related hashtags flash by occasionally, encouraging viewers to weigh in on Twitter, which is the biggest driver of social TV, with 33% of users tweeting about it last June.

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Infographic: The Rise of Multiscreen Content Consumption

According to an infographic created by Uberflip, 81% of Americans use a smartphone and watch TV simultaneously. The biggest use of the second screen appears to be social networking, and watching TV, it’s easy enough to see networks strive to make the connection.

Nearly every reality show has related hashtags flash by occasionally, encouraging viewers to weigh in on Twitter, which is the biggest driver of social TV, with 33% of users tweeting about it last June.



2012 Mobile Video Trends

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According to mobile app analytics firm Flurry, video consumption through mobile apps increased by 52 percent in 2012. The increased availability of 4G LTE devices and coverage has changed the way we watch, shoot, share and experience video. Apps like viewdini deliver video content from a variety of providers such as Netflix and Hulu Plus, while several TV networks offer live streaming content through apps, such as WatchESPN.

Real-time video creation and sharing are now a reality with the capabilities of high-speed networks like Streamweaver, a free app that makes shooting video simple and highly social by allowing four users to simultaneously record videos from multiple angles and turn them into one split-screen video. Much like Instagram, people are connecting to friends and discovering content from around the world through apps like SocialCam and Mobli. From shooting and creating to sharing and engaging, the biggest trend in mobile video may be how much we use our devices to watch and create videos now and in the future

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