Death to Dongles? Smart TVs Have Highest Growth in Viewing Time

Smart TVs are all the rage, which means streaming dongles and other TV-connected devices are so last season. According to a new report from the streaming analytics company Conviva, the global viewership of streaming devices was down by 2% between Q4 2020 and Q4 2021. Meanwhile, smart TVs saw their usage increase by 37% during the same time frame, with Google’s Android TV platform seeing the most growth in viewing hours at a whopping 42% year-over-year.