Smart Home

As Amazon unveils new devices, global smart home spending to hit $100B this year

It's also projected to reach $157 billion by 2023.

Spending on smart home devices and services is projected to reach a new milestone this year.
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Spending on smart-home-related hardware, services and installation fees will hit $103 this year, according to a September report by Strategy Analytics. It's also projected to reach $157 billion by 2023. The report comes as Amazon unveils a slew of smart home devices, from a three-in-one Amazon Smart Oven to the Echo Flex plug-in smart speaker.

Spending on devices will make up 54% of the total, according to the 2019 Global Smart Home Market. It'll grow to $81 billion by 2023, the report projects. 

At the end of last year, more than 200 million homes around the world had at least one smart home device, the report found. By 2023, there'll be 100 million more homes with smart devices, Strategy Analytics says. Further, more than 6.4 billion smart home devices will be in use by the end of 2023. 

"Adoption of smart home solutions is continuing to grow, driven by increased awareness of the capabilities and benefits of the solutions," Bill Ablondi, director of smart home strategies at Strategy Analytics, said in a press release. "Prices for both services, e.g. monitored security and devices, have declined, making smart home products and services more affordable for a wider range of consumers."

As part of its annual event, Amazon on Wednesday also announced new gadgets and updates ranging from an Echo Dot with a clock to a new 'Home Mode' privacy feature for Ring doorbells.

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