I’ve got one word to encapsulate this era of smart TV mass adoption: remarkable. It’s remarkable that going into March, around three-quarters of all U.S. television households own and use a smart TV set and/or TV-connected devices, such as Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV and Chromecast. It’s remarkable that viewers watch and use billions of hours of programming and applications through these products -- more than eight billion hours collectively per month, according to Nielsen. It’s remarkable that by both statistical and anecdotal accounts, this is how the public is watching Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, YouTube original series, Facebook Watch, Sony Crackle, DC Universe, CBS All Access, ESPN+ and a growing array of niche content services, such as Conde Nast’s Bon Appetit venture that was served up last week.
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