Providing market intelligence for more than 35 years

In The News

No, Apple's licensing of iTunes & AirPlay 2 isn't a 'strategy reversal' in any way

That claim cited research by Parks Associates, which actually showed that Apple TV's share by installed base was not drying up and blowing away as Mims portrayed, but was actually better than Google's and far ahead of Sony or Tivo.

It also stated that consumers rated Apple TV highly in setup, usability, gaming, and for purchasing content. It also noted that almost half of smart TV owners also used a streaming media player and that they used their media player much more frequently than their TV's built-in services. Yet Mims was so desperate to take swipes at Apple that he fudged the findings of that research. None of those facts fit his narrative of the "failing Apple TV that nobody uses," so he left them out.  

From the article "No, Apple's licensing of iTunes & AirPlay 2 isn't a 'strategy reversal' in any way" by Daniel Erin Dilger.

Previously In The News

Streaming is transforming the telco bundle – Industry Voices: Sorensen

According to Parks Associates Q3 2023 data, 21% of households have dropped legacy pay-TV completely and only stream their pay-TV services, and just 18% report only accessing legacy pay-TV via a set-to...

Best Router Modem Combo Reviews

A study by Parks Associates found that 63% of U.S. households experience internet dead zones, impacting everything from streaming movies to online gaming.  From the article, "Best Router Modem Comb...

Research: 20% of US homes subscribe to gaming service

Parks Associates reports a continued wave of subscription service uptake among US households, led by streaming video, retail memberships, and streaming audio, while 20 per cent of households have...

The Best WiFi Solutions for Apartment Buildings

And in a 2023 SmartRent and Parks Associates survey, renters ranked WiFi as their third priority, tied with laundry facilities and following only rent and safety. From the blog, "The Best WiFi Solu...