The AllThingsD blog takes note of a tech milestone: When people want to watch videos off the Internet, they're more likely to do so on a TV rather than on a desktop or laptop PC. It's the first time televisions have ranked first (45% to 31%), and the switch happened in just a year. The percentages were essentially reversed in the survey by NPD last year. Netflix was a big driver.
"This is a story about devices," writes Peter Kafka. "NPD figures that 10 percent of homes now have at least one Internet-enabled TV (though I bet that only a minority of them are actually plugged into the Web), and we’re seeing a steady increase in the use of Web-video peripherals, like Blu-ray players, Apple TVs and Microsoft Xbox 360s."