During the next five years, appliance manufacturers will be working toward 100% connected capable major home appliances. Although not all consumers will connect their appliances to a network, IHS Markit expects that connected appliances is inevitable. Included in this report are major home appliances (white-goods), such as smart washing machines, smart clothes dryers, smart refrigerators, smart dishwashers, smart room air conditioners, and smart ovens that can be controlled, monitored, diagnosed remotely, and connected to a home automation system, smart speaker/digital assistants, and/or other connected device.
Principal Analyst, Smart Home and Security Technology
As the key analyst who oversees all research across the smart home and home appliance space, Blake Kozak keeps close and continuous watch of his fast-evolving sphere, which has undergone significant change in recent years.
Senior Analyst, Smart Home and Appliances
Liliana Alvarez Temix is senior analyst on the Smart Home and Appliances Technology team at Omdia, based in Shanghai, China.