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.
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
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
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
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
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
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