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Friday, September 10, 2021

Amazon to Launch Its Own TVs in Push to Cement Itself in Living Rooms

Amazon has continued to invest in its streaming service and smart devices as competition has begun to heat up. The company is the market leader in global smart-speaker shipments, according to market research firm Canalys, and it is neck-and-neck with Roku in streaming-media-player market share, research firm Parks Associates reported. Roku has grown rapidly in part by offering its own branded operating software for several TV brands.

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Thursday, August 05, 2021

Roku Pays to be a Player

Roku still inhabits an enviable position in the streaming wars. The company powers about 38% of streaming devices and connected TVs in the U.S., according to Parks Associates, representing a leading market share over platforms backed by tech titans Amazon , Apple and Google. That share provides valuable advertising real estate to tech and media giants pushing their own streaming services as well as other advertisers cutting back on traditional TV spending. Roku said Wednesday th ...read more

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Home Security Company ADT Betting on Google Partnership to Build Revenue

Home security systems have historically required professional installation, but the rise of smartphone-connected and do-it-yourself products in recent years has expanded the market, according to Jennifer Kent, vice president of research at Parks Associates, a market research firm.

Approximately 34% of U.S. households with broadband access had a home-security system last year, up from 27% five years earlier, according to Parks Associates.

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Monday, May 10, 2021

Roku Reports 79% Jump in Revenue in Latest Quarter

Consumption of at-home streaming-video entertainment has boomed in the past year as consumers have diverted more time and money to platforms such as Roku. It is the leading streaming-video player, with about 38% of the U.S. market, according to research firm Parks Associates.

From the article "Roku Reports 79% Jump in Revenue in Latest Quarter" by Patience Haggin and Kimberly Chin. 

Friday, April 30, 2021

Roku Drops YouTube TV App in Carriage Dispute

Roku and other streaming-device makers have become the streaming era’s gatekeepers, and spats with streaming services and live-TV internet bundles echo the carriage disputes between cable carriers and their channels. Roku is the largest streaming-device maker in the U.S., accounting for 38% of the U.S. streaming-media player market, according to research firm Parks Associates

From the article "Roku Drops YouTube TV App in Carriage Dispute" by Patience Haggin

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Forget the Streaming Wars—Pandemic-Stricken 2020 Lifted Netflix and Others

About 60% of U.S. households currently use Netflix, according to research firm Parks Associates, and it still holds a sizable lead over most of its rivals—though some new entrants are gaining ground fast.

From the article "Forget the Streaming Wars -- Pandemic-Stricken 2020 Lifted Netflix and Others" by Lillian Rizzo and Drew Fitzgerald.

Thursday, January 07, 2021

A New Service Seeks to Streamline Your Streaming

The coronavirus pandemic has been a boon for major streaming services, including Netflix Inc., Disney’s Hulu and Amazon.com Inc.’s Prime Video, whose subscriber base soared last year in the midst of growing demand for content from shut-in customers. Some 95% of U.S. households subscribe to at least one of these three services, according to Parks Associates, a research firm.

From the article "A New Service Seeks to Streamline Your Streaming" by Lillian Rizzo.

Monday, November 16, 2020

HBO Max Is Finally Coming to Amazon Devices

Amazon and Roku together control more than 70% of the streaming-media player market, according to industry researcher Parks Associates.

From the article "HBO Max Is Finally Coming to Amazon Devices" by Drew FitzGerald and Joe Flint.

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