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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Report: Password Sharing Costs HBO, Netflix $500 Million

According to a report from Variety, a study by Parks Associates concluded HBO and Netflix lost $500 million in 2015 to illegal password sharing.

When you get Netflix or HBO (HBO GO or HBO Now), you’re agreeing to the terms of service, which, according to Variety, “specify that access to the services are only for personal use and ‘nontransferable.'” By sharing your password and allowing others to use it outside the household, you are technically breaking the agreement you agr ...read more

Friday, July 11, 2014

Roku beating out Apple TV in United States

Out of all of the various streaming devices available to users in the United States, nearly half of the population using them has chosen the Roku as the device of choice.

A new study conducted by research firm Parks Associates shows that the Roku accounts for 44 percent of the media-streaming population in the country. Apple TV comes in at 26 percent while the other offerings from Netgear, Google and Sony, among others, make up the final 30 percent combined.

The report a ...read more

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