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Friday, August 25, 2017

The secret to the Apple TV's comeback could be 4K

If Apple does come out with a new Apple TV, it will be the first update to the product line in two years. Apple's rivals have been hard at work updating their streaming boxes in that time, so it's no wonder that Apple TV now lags behind the competition. A Parks Associates report released this week puts Apple fourth in the streaming media player market, with a 15 percent share. Roku dominates with 37 percent of the market, and even the Google Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV are loo ...read more

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

3 Things an Apple TV Service Should Have to Succeed

With more people looking for alternatives, the market for streaming media players also continues to grow. A recent report from Parks Associates says 31 percent of U.S. broadband households own one of the devices, up from 27 percent at the start of 2015.

If you're in the market for a streaming media player, check out our latest streaming player buying guide and Ratings, which incude reviews of many of the most popular players.

From the article "3 Things an Apple TV Servic ...read more

Friday, October 02, 2015

Why Amazon Will Stop Selling Apple TV and Google Chromecast

According to a recent Parks Associates report on streaming media devices, Amazon, Apple, Google, and Roku accounted for 86 percent of streaming media player sales to the nation's broadband households in 2014. That means that at the end of this month, Amazon will no longer sell two of the four top-selling players in the U.S. 

From the article "Why Amazon Will Stop Selling Apple TV and Google Chromecast" by James K. Willcox.

Friday, September 18, 2015

US startups aim to help seniors 'age in place'

Monitoring devices for the elderly started with products like privately-held Life Alert, which leapt into public awareness nearly 30 years ago with TV ads showing the elderly “Mrs. Fletcher” reaching for her Life Alert pendant and telling an operator, "I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!"

Now companies like Nortek Security & Control and small startups are taking that much further.

The challenge though is that older consumers may not be ready to use the technology and their m ...read more

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

3 Upgrades to See on the Next Apple TV

We've been saying for more than a year that Apple TV is due for a major makeover; compared to competitors such as Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV, the streaming media player is clearly dated—the last refresh appeared in 2013. Apple fans need not worry, though. It sounds like that overhaul will finally arrive in about two weeks, in the form of a fresher look, a new operating system, and some enhanced features.

The timing—linked to the Sept. 9 press event for the new iPho ...read more

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Digital lockdown: Startup Canary pushes high-tech home security

Canary has been flying high since its record-breaking Indiegogo launch in 2013. It raised a then-record $2 million by selling more than 16,000 units to homes in 78 countries.

Maia Hinkle, research analyst for Parks Associates, says it’s important to build on that momentum. “These types of campaigns are successful when consumers believe that the product or service is both novel and delivers value. The high ratings in the app stores indicate that Canary is delivering on its pr ...read more

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