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Friday, January 11, 2019

Millennials are the generation most likely to use another person's Netflix account, with 18 percent admitting to illegal streaming, survey finds

The move is expected to recoup major money for the video streaming giant: a separate report from Parks Associates found that by 2021, credentials sharing will account for $9.9 billion of losses in pay-TV revenues and $1.2 billion of over-the-top (OTT) revenues.

The survey also found that while 68 percent of people still use traditional cable, nearly 92 percent use video streaming for television, movies, sports or music.

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Bulls vs. Bears: Who's Right About Roku Stock?

Roku faces myriad competitors, but it still dominated the U.S. streaming device market with a 37% share as of early 2018, according to Parks Associates. Amazon ranked second with a 28% share, and Apple came in third with a 15% share.

Roku's device sales growth is decelerating. However, Roku's platform business -- which generates revenue mainly through advertising and content partnerships -- is growing quickly.

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Starving for Kitchen Technology

The home builder is making it easy for set up and for ongoing management. In a 2017 Parks Associates report, Smart Kitchens: Intelligent Planning Shopping and Cooking, one-fifth of smart appliances owners had problems during the set up process, and 62% wanted professional help. With that in mind, KB Home plans to provide in-person support services for orientation, and ongoing support for six months.

From the article "Starving for Kitchen Technology" by Jennifer Castenson.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Amazon Fire TV tops 30 million active users, seeming to beat Roku

The market for video streaming devices is exploding. The number of households with a streaming player has quadrupled in the last five years, according to Parks Associates, and Roku and Amazon have been competing for market share since Amazon launched the Fire TV line in 2014. 

From the article "Amazon Fire TV tops 30 million active users, seeming to beat Roku" by Joan Solsman.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

As Fire TV passes 30M users, Amazon execs eye more voice integrations and global expansion

More and more people are watching TV and movies with over-the-top devices. Streaming device ownership spiked from six percent of U.S. broadband households in 2010 to almost 40 percent last year, according to research from Parks Associates.

From the article "As Fire TV passes 30M users, Amazon execs eye more voice integrations and global expansion" by Taylor Soper.

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Do YOU give your Netflix password to friends? AI that can track down users who illegally share accounts is unveiled

Synamedia’s new AI isn’t just for small-time fee avoiders.

Additional research from Parks Associates found that by 2021, credentials sharing will account for $9.9 billion of losses in pay-TV revenues and $1.2 billion of over-the-top (OTT) revenues.

The company says the system can also be used to track down large-scale for-profit operations to slash the losses.

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Monday, January 07, 2019

At CES 2019, Apple finally sets iTunes, AirPlay loose

The number of households with a streaming player has quadrupled in the last five years, according to Parks Associates, but Apple trails Roku and Amazon in market share, and it seldom discounts its pricey Apple TV. That means its Apple TV costs at least $149, or as much as $200 for a 4K version with lots of space for downloads. Roku and Amazon streaming sticks are available for as little as $20, and some people rely on their smart TVs for accessing content.

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Monday, January 07, 2019

Roku Shares Skyrocket Due to Impressive Streaming Numbers

So far, Roku has been able to keep its lead as the top video streaming device maker. In May, for instance, research firm Parks Associates said Roku was the market leader in the Internet video streaming device category, with 37% share. Amazon was second with 28% of the market, followed by Apple with 15% and Google with 14%. Parks Associates analysts said that consumers found Roku’s devices easier to use compared to other devices.

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