New Audio Streaming Trends
Stripping away the hassle of wires on headphones, speakers, and more, Bluetooth® technology continues to revolutionize audio, changing the way we consume media and experience the world. It’s therefore no surprise that Bluetooth Audio Streaming is the largest Bluetooth technology solution area. Driven by greater demand for wireless headphones and speakers, more Bluetooth Audio Streaming devices will ship annually than any other Bluetooth solution area, leading to a forecast of 1.3 billion Bluetooth Audio Streaming devices predicted to ship this year.
Bluetooth® headphones, including earbuds, lead the audio streaming device category. Analysts predict LE Audio will help expand the Bluetooth earbuds market. With its new low-power, high-quality codec and support for true multi-stream audio, LE Audio is expected to significantly boost Bluetooth earbuds shipments. 152 million Bluetooth earbuds shipped in 2020, and market forecasts indicate that this number will climb to 521 million annual device shipments by 2025.