Over 80% of smart TVs in the US are connected to the internetDecember 6, 2018 09.55 Europe/London By Broadband TV News Correspondent 83% of smart TV owners in the US connect their device to the internet, up from 70% in 2014, according to Parks Associates.Ownership of streaming media players has almost doubled from about 21% of U.S. broadband households in 2014 to almost 40% in 2018, while smart TV ownership has increased from 34% to 53% during the same time period.