Talking New Media

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Amazon’s motivation for pulling Apple TV and Chromecast from its online offerings a mystery

Is Amazon really retaliating against both platforms for not letting Amazon have an app on their TV systems? Maybe, but there have so far been no reports that Amazon has submitted an Apple TV app to Apple that has been rejected. Amazon currently has an app on the Roku system, and its Amazon Video app for mobile products is in the App Store and Google Play.

“This has the potential to hurt Amazon as much as it does Apple and Google,” Bloomberg quotes Barbara Kraus, an analyst a ...read more

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Apple seen falling behind in the streaming TV race, reports says

Now a report from Park Associates, released last week, shows the Apple TV falling behind its competitors with consumers in terms of both sales and usage.

“Roku continues to lead streaming media device sales in the U.S. with 34% of units sold in 2014. Google is second with 23%, and new entrant Amazon overtook Apple for third place,” said Barbara Kraus, Director of Research, Parks Associates.

“Device shipments and sales receipts are important performance measures, but an e ...read more

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