Friday, November 06, 2015

Survey says: Roku is the most popular streaming device

Roku beat out Apple TV, Google’s Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV in the rapidly expanding media streaming market. Today, of the US households that have at least one consumer electronics device, more than 20% use a streaming device to watch TV, movies and other entertainment content, the survey said. That’s up from 12% last year.“Roku devices are now the third most widely used connected CE device, trailing only Microsoft Xbox and Sony PlayStation as the most common platforms to ac ...read more

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Apple TV beat by Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast in device sales

It looks like Apple will be releasing the new Apple TV set-top box just in time. New sales data puts Apple’s media streaming device at the back of the pack.

According to data from Parks Associates, Apple TV has now dropped behind Google, Amazon and Roku in devices sold in the US. The current US market leader, Roku, sells 34% of all media streamers.

Given that the current Apple TV model is more than two years old, the data doesn’t come as too much of a surprise. Apple cus ...read more

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