Friday, March 22, 2019

A new frenemy: Apple is going Hollywood. But it’s been a bumpy ride.

Amazon and Roku both have greater distribution in the U.S. than Apple TV. According to a Parks Associates report from last May, Roku has a 37 percent market share in the U.S., followed by Amazon Fire TV with 25 percent; Apple TV, which does not offer a cheaper option such as the Fire TV Stick, had a 15 percent market share at the time.

From the article "A new frenemy: Apple is going Hollywood. But it’s been a bumpy ride." by Sahil Patel.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Amazon is driving more transaction-based revenue for TV networks and studios

Meanwhile, Amazon’s Fire TV stick, which competes with Apple TV and Roku as one of the top connected TV devices, also continues to gain market share, which has likely helped drive more people to watch Prime video and in some instances pay for movies or TV shows through the device. The Fire TV stick now accounts for 25 percent of connected TV devices in the U.S., up from 16 percent in 2016, according to a Parks Associates research study released earlier this spring. (Roku is stil ...read more

Friday, October 02, 2015

Why customers lose in Amazon's removal of Google, Apple streaming sticks

“The lure of free shipping via Amazon Prime is a non-factor,” he said. “The decision will likely not help Amazon build a content-device ecosystem around its Fire TV Stick.”

Amazon’s streaming devices has slowly been gaining in sales against Google and Apple. Although Roku is the top-selling brand, accounting for 36 percent of sales according to Parks Associates, Amazon overtook Apple for third place. Google places second with 23 percent marketshare.

From the article "Why ...read more

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