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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

4 Ways Alphabet Is Expanding Its Television Offerings

It's difficult to say for sure that's why similar devices from Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) have left Alphabet in the dust in terms of market share, according to numbers from Parks Associates. But the lack of an included remote has been a not-infrequent complaint about the device.

From the article "4 Ways Alphabet Is Expanding Its Television Offerings" by James Brumley.

Monday, April 06, 2020

Consumers' Dependence on Broadband Gives Comcast a Streaming Opportunity

However, that's not the most noteworthy detail of the Parks Associates report for Charter and Comcast shareholders. Curiously, only about one-fifth of those internet users questioned subscribe to a streaming video service from their internet service provider, and only another fifth of those broadband users know whether their internet service provider even offers a streaming option.
Parks Associates Director of Research Steve Nason explained the findings this way:

Consumers ...read more

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Google's Next Chromecast Could Look More Like a Roku Box

Things have changed. Parks Associates analysis in 2014 found that Chromecast had replaced Apple TV in second place behind Roku. Its market share was 20%. In 2019, though, Parks Associates found that only 11% of all streaming players installed in the United States are Chromecast devices. Meanwhile, Roku has maintained its status as an industry leader, and Fire TV has surged to a 30% market share.

From the article " Google's Next Chromecast Could Look More Like a Roku Box" by ...read more

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Roku Stock Jumps After a Blowout Holiday Quarter

The Roku Channel is also turning heads. The company's ad-supported channel was named one of the three best ad-based over-the-top services among U.S. broadband households according to Parks Associates, reaching an estimated 56 million viewers last year. Streaming of The Roku Channel grew at an even faster rate than the overall rate of streaming, while monetized video advertising impressions more than doubled year over year.

From the article "Roku Stock Jumps After a Blowout H ...read more

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Roku Bolsters Its Strongest Business With a $150 Million Acquisition

The bears once believed Roku's hardware business would be crushed by rivals like Alphabet's Google Chromecast, Amazon's (NASDAQ:AMZN) Fire TV, and Apple TV. Yet Roku consistently remains the most popular streaming device maker in the U.S., according to Parks Associates' latest numbers.

Between the first quarters of 2017 and 2019, Roku's domestic share of streaming devices rose from 37% to 39%, while its closest rival, Amazon, grew its share from 24% to 30%. However, the gros ...read more

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Roku Is a Must-Have for New Streaming Services

It's no surprise to see Apple TV+ coming to Roku. The Roku platform dominates the U.S. market, powering 41 million over-the-top devices and smart TVs, trouncing its next closest competitor with 36% greater market share. Furthermore, Parks Associates estimates that Roku boasts 39% of the total U.S. streaming media player market.

From the article "Roku Is a Must-Have for New Streaming Services" by Daniel Sparks.

Friday, October 04, 2019

Amazon and Roku Are Becoming a Duopoly in Connected TV

Amazon and Roku account for nearly 70% of installed streaming devices in the United States, according to Parks Associates. Roku still owns a healthy lead over Amazon in terms of installment base and users in the U.S., one eMarketer says will persist.

As their combined growth continues to outpace that of the rest of the industry, the two are creating a duopoly in streaming similar to the duopoly that Alphabet's (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) have ...read more

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Where Will Streaming Subscription Budgets Come From?

The streaming video industry isn't quite the same as streaming music. But as more content becomes available on streaming platforms, the less content people will take from digital downloads.

Here's the rub. Digital download and rental sales have already fallen off the cliff. Self-reported rental and download spend in the U.S. has been cut in half since 2012, according to Parks Associates. The average consumer claims to spend only a couple of bucks a month on downloads.

So ...read more

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