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Friday, July 31, 2020

HBO Max: Everything to know about HBO's bigger, newer streaming app

But two crucial streaming devices don't have HBO Max. Neither Roku nor Amazon Fire TV devices support HBO Max, even though those devices represent the vast majority of streaming devices in the US. Researcher Parks Associates estimated that nearly 70% of installed streaming TV devices in the country were either Roku or Amazon Fire TV products last year, and the companies have more than 80 million active users between them.

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

HBO Max: Everything you need to know about HBO's bigger streaming app

But two crucial streaming devices don't have HBO Max apps. Neither Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices supported HBO Max, even though those devices represent the vast majority of streaming devices in the US. Researcher Parks Associates estimated nearly 70% of installed streaming-TV devices in the country are either Roku or Amazon Fire TV products last year, and the companies have more than 80 million active users between them.

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

HBO Max: Everything you need to know about HBO's streaming upgrade

But two crucial streaming devices didn't have HBO Max apps at launch. Neither Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices supported HBO Max, even though those devices represent the vast majority of streaming devices in the US. Researcher Parks Associates estimates nearly 70% of installed streaming-TV devices in the country are either Roku or Amazon Fire TV products.

From the article "HBO Max: Everything you need to know about HBO's streaming upgrade" by Joan E. Solsman.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Apple TV app coming to Roku players, Roku TVs today ahead of Apple TV Plus

With the launch of the TV app on Roku, Apple expands the potential audience of Apple TV Plus significantly. Roku is the most popular streaming media platform, with 39% of the installed base of media streamers according to Parks Associates. And televisions powered by Roku's operating system, including the TCL 6-Series, are among CNET's favorites thanks to their ease of use and affordability. Currently the seven best-selling TVs on Amazon are TCL Roku TVs.

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Friday, September 06, 2019

GPS trackers are leaking info on your kids: What to do

A growing number of consumers (79%, according to Parks & Associates research), are concerned about privacy in their smart devices. CNET has made privacy and security a much bigger factor when reviewing and rating the best smart home devices. We now have a senior editor, Ry Crist, who has a special focus on security and privacy across the smart home. So, stayed tuned to CNET for more on this important topic.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Smart security gadgets could outsell professional systems 2 to 1

Lots of folks consider getting a professionally-monitored home security system to protect their house -- but consider this: A new study from Parks Associates found that twice as many consumers intend to buy a standalone smart security gadget like a video doorbell or a smart lock, instead.

Specifically, 16 percent of respondents plan to buy a gadget like that in the next year, compared to 8 percent who plan to buy a home security system.

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Smart locks: One in four households intend to buy this year

A survey released Thursday by market research firm Parks Associates suggests that the popularity of connected locks will expand in the next few years from early adopters to households with moderate incomes and smaller homes.

Smart locks are internet-connected locks that are designed to be controlled with an app or via a voice assistant such as Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.

From the article "Smart locks: One in four households intend to buy this year" by Ty Pendlebury.

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.

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