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A fifth of UK homes now house at least seven online devices and gadgets

6th August 2015

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On average UK households now own four different digital devices including TV’s, games consoles and iPods, claims new research from budgeting account provider thinkmoney.co.uk.

The study also revealed that on almost a fifth of UK adults say that they have more than seven online devices in their home.

Device which connects to the internet % of Brits who own a device
 1. Computer/Laptop 91%
 2. Phone 78%
 3. Tablet 64%
 4. Games console 39%
 5. TV 38%
 6. iPod 19%
 7. Other 3%

While those aged 18-24 are most likely to have Internet access on their phone, the over-55 generation are more likely to use tablets and laptops. Some 96% of over-55s say they get online using a computer or laptop.

The research reveals that more people are using secure apps on their smart phones to access their bank accounts. In fact, almost half of those questioned said they now access their bank account using an app, and 37% of these say they check their accounts via an app at least once a day.

Rather than wander around a supermarket, more than half of UK consumers now use the Internet to do grocery shopping, and 44% say they have been doing so for at least three years.

Ian Williams, spokesman for thinkmoney, says “There has been an explosion in the number of online devices that the average consumer owns and with this, a rapid increase in the number of people booking holidays, buying their weekly groceries and managing their money online. Consumers expect to be able to get whatever they want, whenever they want, wherever they want. It is really is the age of the WWW.Generation.”

1 thought on “A fifth of UK homes now house at least seven online devices and gadgets”

  1. Jive Bunny says:

    “more than half of UK consumers now use the Internet to do grocery shopping,” can’t say I’ve noticed the numbers in my local supermarkets halve, in fact they’re building more in the vicinity!

    Now, I understand that people may still do some shopping in person whilst doing the rest online but given they’re building more supermarkets, either the supermarkets have missed this trend or thinkmoney has become muddled about it’s conclusions. I know which I find the most believable….

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