This story is part of, where our editors will present you the latest news and the latest gadgets of the fully virtual CES 2021
it will be a different technology show in a very different year. Most of us had to give up everything from movie theaters to gyms to bars in favor of streaming services, fitness apps and video chat platforms – giving software and services a place closer to the top of the technology innovation pyramid. This evolution will be shown at the virtual conference.
While no one will walk the floors of Las Vegas, trying new products that promise,, and , the applications and services that have been at the heart of our entertainment, exercise and work and social life will play a major role at this year’s CES, often taking advantage of the virtual environment in which they work naturally.
Here are some trends for services, applications and software that we expect to see at CES 2021.
Streaming services are struggling with the closure of cinemas
Although there will be many fewer large media companies attending CES 2021, we will probably understand how some of the highlights from movies to streaming services develop, as. The head of Warner Bros. will take part in the main note, called Entertainment Transformed, and will likely discuss the company ‘s plans to On the same day they hit theaters, starting last month .
Other CES panels will include executives from Amazon, Starz, Pluto TV and others discussingsince the beginning of the blockade of the pandemic last March.
While we don’t expect announcements from big players like Netflix or Hulu, streaming subscriptions are likely to continue to grow in 2021, especially as more shows and movies change hands or premiere. The arrival of NBC’s Peacock’s Office is likely to increase subscriptions this month, for example, as Wonder Woman 1984 did for HBO Max.
The pandemic brings to the fore home entertainment, video chat equipment
With many parts of the world dealing with coronavirus surges and many people still working and having fun from home, home entertainment vendors will have tons of new TVs, soundbars and streaming devices on display at CES 2021.
We already understoodand run . Samsung will also have many new home entertainment products to show off, including which allow you to watch four shows at once, and to upgrade your home cinema experience.
From the video chat, we will see a number of providers who want to improve your experience in Zoom, Microsoft Teams or your chosen service, for work or communication. Companies such as Owl Labs, j5create and Labpano will showcase 360-degree cameras and related software, while Crew in a Box claims to offer a professional remote video solution for plug-and-play production.
It remains to be seen if any of them will catch on as widely as popular smart home tools likewhich all support Zoom and other video chat platforms now. But many people will continue to work from home to is widely available, these products are likely to arouse some interest.
The popularity of fitness applications, services and products is exploding
As the pandemic closes or restricts the use of many gyms and fitness classes starting in March,significant growth is observed. At CES we expect to see several new proposals in this category. Ultrahuman, a new health and fitness app that debuted at the show, uses a MasterClass-like strategy to help people meditate, train and optimize sleep with the help of athletes, neurologists, artists and psychologists. The wearable company Amazfit presents its new Amazfit HomeStudio, a connected jogging track and fitness center.
Samsung TVs are even included in the gym: a new feature of the TVs of the electronic giant from 2021 has been called.allows you to attach a webcam to your TV so that the Samsung Health app can track the progress of your workout and offer training and encouragement.
With people investing big chunks of money in home fitness equipment and the apps and services that come with it (watching you, Peloton), it will be interesting to see if, when gyms are completely safe to return to, people gather back or stay in their home fitness studios. The fitness technology we see at CES can be an additional sign of moving from workouts to gyms and living rooms.
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