New survey shows game consoles lead in accessing non-gaming Internet content

By John Callaham on 29 Sep 2014 04:11 pm

If you own a game console like the PlayStation 4, the chances are good that you are using it for more than just playing games. According to a new study conducted by Parks Associates, 44 percent of the 10,000 US homes that were surveyed that have at least one connected CE device consider their game console their primary device to access non-gaming Internet content, such as streaming video services like Netflix.

According to Parks Associates:

"Two-thirds of U.S. broadband households currently have at least one connected CE device. Smart TVs trail gaming consoles as the second most commonly used connected CE device. Twelve percent of U.S. broadband households with an Internet-connected CE use a streaming media player most frequently, and only 9% use a connected Blu-ray player most frequently ..."

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Among game console owners, about three out of four of them use it to access non-gaming content online at least once a week, and almost 40 percent access such content for more than 10 hours per week.

Source: Parks Associates via Ars Technica

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New survey shows game consoles lead in accessing non-gaming Internet content


While my Samsung remote works better, the XBox One is so much better at accessing Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, satellite TV, etc, that The Samsung BluRay isn't even hooked up any more. And our next house will have another XBox for another TV. Heck, once in a while I even play a game for a few minutes on the XBox!