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Friday, May 11, 2018

Roku beats Q1 estimates as linear TV dies out

Broadly, Roku has been able to capitalize on the secular viewership shift from linear TV to OTT platforms. In August 2017, Parks Associates found that Roku had a 37% share of the streaming media player market, higher than any other company.

From the article "Roku beats Q1 estimates as linear TV dies out" by Kevin Tran.

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Amazon just announced 5 offerings to shake up the home security market

It also hopes to bring new consumers into the market. The US smart home market has long been plagued by slow growth, largely due to device and platform fragmentation and high prices. However, consumers' interest in smart home products is rising, even though adoption hasn't occurred yet. Forty-eight percent of US consumers plan to buy at least one connected home device during 2018, according to Parks Associates, up 66% year-over-year. Amazon likely hopes it's uniquely positioned ...read more

Monday, January 08, 2018

Over-the-top viewing hours doubled in 2017

This isn’t the first indication of Roku’s dominance among video streaming devices — Parks Associates found that Roku was the most popular video streaming device in Q1 2017, commanding a 37% market share in the US. And streaming OTT devices like Roku and game consoles drove higher video consumption than mobile devices and traditional computers, according to Conviva.

From the article "Over-the-top viewing hours doubled in 2017" by Kevin Tran.

Monday, October 02, 2017

Roku cuts price on top streaming player to counter Apple TV

Although it is much smaller than its rivals, Roku is the leading seller of video streaming players in the U.S. with a 37 percent share of the market, according to the research firm Park Associates.

Amazon has been gaining ground with a 24 percent share, up from 16 percent last year. Apple's share stands at 15 percent, which also trails Google's Chromecast streaming device at 18 percent.

There's still ample room for growth. Park Associates estimates that two-thirds of U.S ...read more

Friday, August 25, 2017

Roku continues to lead the streaming device market

Roku, the streaming video platform and device maker, increased its US market share to 37% in Q1 2017 from 30% a year ago, according to Parks Associates. Roku still commands market leadership over Amazon, Google, Apple and others when it comes to media player ownership in the US.

Amazon’s Fire TV came in second in terms of market share, at 24% in Q1 2017 versus 16% last year. Meanwhile, Google and Apple lost market share over the past year. Here’s why that’s important:

Fr ...read more

Sunday, August 06, 2017

This startup, borne from a failed $500 million Silicon Valley darling, believes it has the cure for what’s ailing voice assistants

Voice assistants are integrating into more and more places; the smart speaker market in particular is expected to grow 60% from 2016 to 2017, according to Parks Associates research analyst Dina Abdelrazik. So let’s say one day, voice tech starts to feel normal and become superior to touch — what happens if some apps and devices only support one assistant, while others only work with another? If Amazon's Alexa were to stay dominant, would that let Amazon dictate what devices you ...read more

Monday, September 26, 2016

Netflix's Competitors Are Quickly Closing The Gap in A Crucial Area

Netflix customers are loyal. In research published this April, analysts from Parks Associates found that Netflix subscribers were much less likely to cancel than those of Hulu or Amazon Prime Video. Only 9% of its subscriber base had canceled in the last year, Parks Associates found, compared to Hulu, which saw a full half of its current subscriber base cancel in the last year.

From the article "Netflix's Competitors Are Quickly Closing The Gap in A Crucial Area" by Nathan M ...read more

Friday, August 12, 2016

CVS Has Launched Its Own Mobile Wallet — And It's Poised For Success

Data from Parks Associates shows that US consumers prefer retailer-based options to general-purpose mobile wallets. These platforms can attract tremendous popularity — Starbucks now processes 25% of its US payments through its mobile app. 

From the article "CVS Has Launched Its Own Mobile Wallet — And It's Poised For Success" by www.businessinsider.com

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