SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–According to new research from nScreenMedia, 96% of U.S. broadband users
have one of the four main types of digital media: photos, music, movies
and home videos. 52% have at least some of all four types in digital
“digital cameras have now been in market for 20 years, so it is to be
expected that the transition to digital photography is almost complete,”
said Colin Dixon, Founder and Chief Analyst of nScreenMedia. “What is
really surprising, however, is how fast consumers are moving to adopt a
totally digital media lifestyle.”
According to the new free report nScreen nSights – Store My Stuff:
Consumer Digital Media Storage, 93% of U.S. broadband users have
some digital photos stored. Downloading songs is also very popular, with
76% of consumers storing at least some of their music in digital form.
Though digital ownership of movies is still relatively new, 56% of
consumers have already begun to adopt the approach.
The research finds that the PC is used by consumers most frequently to
store their media. However, newer storage types are being adopted fast.
“The cloud has emerged as a very important storage medium,” noted Colin
Dixon. “90% of broadband users have heard of cloud storage, and nearly a
third of them currently use it. Remarkable performance for such a young
Plex, Inc. sponsored the research, and the company’s CEO Keith Valory
remarked, “We are in the midst of a massive continuing expansion in the
storage of digital media. The research shows that this year consumers
with downloaded music expect to expand their libraries by nearly 30%,
and consumers with digital videos expect to expand their libraries by
Despite the number of options available to store media today, consumers
still remain vulnerable to the failure of a hard drive or theft of a
device. Movies and home videos are frequently only stored in a single
nScreenMedia’s research study, Store My Stuff: Consumer Digital Media
Storage, surveyed randomly 1,000 U.S. adults with broadband access.
The report covers the adoption of digital media and the anticipated
storage growth needs. It examines the usage of the PC, external hard
drives, cloud storage, social media and network attached storage. It
also looks at how the young differ in usage of the various storage
options available to them. The report is available for free download at www.nscreenmedia.com/whitepapers.
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