Software and Services are some of the trending technologies to expect in the world’s biggest tech show. Here are some of them expected to see in CES 2021.
At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, most people had to forego some activities like going to movies & gyms. People instead shifted to streaming services, interactive apps and video interaction platforms. Making this category to take central part in the world’s biggest tech show.
Streaming services for TV streaming, apps and software have become instrumental in helping people cope up with the new normal. CES 2021 gives this industry a big role to play, says Rayome of cnet. Here are some trends in the tech show.
Media companies pivoting from movies to streaming
Solsman from cnet anticipated that there will be fewer participants who will come from the major media companies. However, it is quite evident to see how companies pivot themselves from movies to streaming services.
Top executive from Warner Bros, Ann Sarnoff, will be one of the keynote speakers with the topic “Entertainment Transformed”. Most likely, she will reveal the company’s plans to release all new movies for streaming on HBO Max at the same day it will be shown in theaters.
Executives from Amazon, Starz, Pluto TV are some panels to discuss the enormous increase in streaming service subscriptions. It started last March 2020 when more countries are implementing lockdowns due to the pandemic.
Although no major announcements are coming from Netflix or Hulu, it is expected that subscriptions will remain high this 2021.
Home entertainment at the forefront
As coronavirus cases continue to surge in different parts of the world, it is expected that more people will still work, study and entertain themselves at home. TV and audio device makers are coming up with innovations to ensure user’s pleasant experiences.
Video chats remain relevant
With the continuing work and study at home, video chatting remains relevant. Providers continue to introduce further improvements and expanding features to enhance the users experience.
Companies will show off innovative cameras, related accessories, relevant software and video production solutions to participate in the high demand.
Fitness at home
As going to gyms and fitness classes have been disrupted and limited, fitness products, apps and services that can be used at home saw increasing opportunity. Showcase of this category is expected in CES 2021.
Ultrahuman, a new health and fitness app, uses an interactive platform that helps people to meditate, workout and improve sleep with athletes, scientists, artists & psychologists to help like coaches. Wearable company Amazfit is promoting new Amazfit HomeStudio device. The device is connected to the treadmill and fitness class.
Samsung also is joining the bandwagon of this category. A feature called Smart Trainer lets the user attach a webcam to the TV for the Samsung Health app to track workout progress and offer guidance and coaching.