Does the term “smart home” leave you scratching your head?
Consumers and new electronics professionals could use a refresher on this growing trend.
In simplest terms, smart home technology refers to wireless-connected home appliances, ranging from thermostats to digital assistants. You can also automate your appliances to switch on, shut off, schedule, or perform customized functions from synched mobile apps.
Among the most popular smart tech innovations are smart TVs, but who’s the target market for a smart TV?
All new electronics associates and marketers should have a solid understanding of the market.
Here’s a closer look at your highest-quality leads.
Families and Households
This first demographic should be familiar. It’s no surprise that households are a crucial market for smart TV brands.
Since they took consumers by storm, families have bought traditional TVs in the late 1930s. It was all uphill once color TVs hit the market in the early 50s. Decades later, cable TV boxes, computer syncing, and HD were introduced, transforming consumer experiences.
As consumer expectations grow, so do demands on TV manufacturers. Fortunately, smart televisions have all the perks of HD and cable-connected TV. However, viewers can control their devices by voice or app.
Most smart TVs let owners browse the internet from a real web browser. You can also connect a keyboard (via USB or wireless) and use your smart TV as a computer! This option is perfect for people who struggle to read text on smaller screens.
These newer features also provide educational benefits, especially as more schools integrate virtual learning. Kids can also brush up on their vocabulary and language skills with voice-control functions.
Video Game Enthusiasts
Look inside a household to find even more target markets!
For example, if teenagers are present, you’re bound to find gamers. Gamers are an important market for TV manufacturers. These consumers buy TVs to use as video game monitors; however, smart TVs enhance gamer experiences in many ways.
Smart home technology allows gamers to multitask, like voice control, to quickly log on and join live gaming events. They can also use web browsers to create multiple windows for juggling chats, playlists, and downloaded files.
You’ve likely caught yourself watching TV at your local laundromat, bar, or doctor’s office. Small businesses are also an important market for smart television providers. Plus, smart home technology provides additional conveniences to business owners, like voice-control and YouTube for free TV viewing.
These consumers need additional products, like TV mounts, frames, and additional remotes. Multiple monitors may also be necessary for large restaurants with sectioned dining areas.
Even better, local businesses can learn more about programmatic advertising and reaching (and converting) leads from streaming services. These ad strategies are ideal for emerging digital media companies.
Become a Smart TV Marketing Master
One of the first steps to marketing a smart TV is understanding its markets. These demographics are just a sampling of what’s possible. Narrow down these groups even more to uncover more marketing opportunities!
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