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Monday, August 24, 2015

Roku, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), Amazon And Apple Lead The Digital Streaming Space, In That Order

When it comes to the popularity of streaming media devices, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) ranks last in the list that includes Roku, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). After tracking the digital streaming market over the past year, Parks Associates says that Roku is the king in the U.S. digital streaming scene. Roku sold far more devices in the year under review than any of its competitors, but Google is a formidable challenger with its Chromecast.

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Roku Tops US Streaming Device Sales

“Google is second with 23%, and new entrant Amazon overtook Apple for third place”, comments Barbara Kraus, Director of Research, Parks Associates.

Amazon’s decision to enter the media streamer business has paid off, according to a study from Parks Associates.

A new Parks Associates report on streaming media devices reports four brands – Amazon, Apple, Google, and Roku – accounted for 86% of all units sold to US broadband households in 2014.

As per the data, around 20 ...read more

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Changing television services in America

A quarter of television subscribers in broadband households in the United States made changes to their pay-television service in the past 12 months. However, almost as many upgraded to a more expensive service as downgraded. While leading television service providers lost over 400,000 television subscribers in the second quarter, they also gained 300,000 broadband customers.

Pay television penetration in the United States has fallen from 87% in 2011 to 85% in 2015. Yet the research from ...read more

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Study: Apple TV Falls to 4th Place Behind Roku, Google and Amazon

According to details of a new study developed by market research firm Parks Associates, the Apple TV is continuing to struggle in the living room. Now in fourth place behind Roku, Google and Amazon, Apple’s inability to attract new consumers is possibly due to the slow roll out of hardware revisions and the speed which competitors release faster, more feature-laden platforms for streaming media around the home.

Specifically, Roku devices are now being purchased by more than a third of ...read more

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Amazon's Fire TV Devices Outsold Apple TVs Last Year (Report)

Apple TV needs a refresh, and pronto, if new numbers from Parks Associates are to be believed. The market research outlet reported Friday that Apple TV slipped to fourth place on the list of most-sold streaming devices in 2014.

That list was led by Roku, with 34% of all U.S. consumers who bought a streaming device opting either for a Roku streaming box or stick in 2014. No. 2 was Google with 23%; 14% of consumers opted for a device made by a company other than Apple, Amazon, Roku or ...read more

Friday, August 21, 2015

Apple TV Falls Behind In Streaming Device Market

With no new streaming video player in two and a half years, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is losing ground in the market. Apple's set-top box, Apple TV, slipped to fourth place in U.S. sales of streaming media devices last year, research firm Parks Associates reported Thursday.

Roku continues to lead in streaming media device sales, accounting for 34% of units sold in 2014. Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) was second with 23%. Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) overtook Apple for third place. Amazon grabbed 16% of the ...read more

Friday, August 21, 2015

Apple, Inc.'s Expected Apple TV Refresh Can't Come Soon Enough

Market researcher Parks Associates has put out a new report on how the streaming media device market fared last year. Importantly, Apple ceded its No. 3 spot to Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), as the e-tailer jumped in last year with Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. At this point, Apple, Amazon, Google (NASDAQ:GOOG)(NASDAQ:GOOGL), and Roku are completely dominating the streaming media device market, gobbling up a combined 86% of all units in 2014. Roku led the pack with 34% unit market share, followed ...read more

Friday, August 21, 2015

Apple Inc. TV Fourth Most Popular Streaming Device: Parks Associate

According to MacRumors, Parks Associates has revealed figures from a recent research that depict Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) TV was the fourth most popular device for streaming in the US last year. In a surprising twist, devices like Google Inc's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Chromecast, Amazon.com, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:AMZN) Fire TV, and Roku collectively surpassed Apple TV sales.

The data breakdown shows Roku is currently the most popular set top box, as it takes up 34% of all streaming devices sold in the US. ...read more

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