Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Apple TV losing market share to streaming set-top box rivals Roku, Amazon

Published on Tuesday, the study by Parks Associates found ownership of the Apple TV in the first quarter of 2017 made up 15 percent of the market, down from the 19 percent market share recorded by analysts in the same period in 2016. By contrast, Roku saw a year-on-year increase in its lead over its rivals, growing from 33 percent in last year's survey to a dominant 37 percent this year.

Amazon, with its Fire TV range, also increased its market share during the same timeframe, growing from 16 percent of households to 24 percent. The Google Chromecast saw a reduction in its install base share, moving down to 18 percent from 21 percent.

Parks Associates told AppleInsider that the study surveyed 10,000 US broadband households in both periods, with the results stemming from households that owned at least one streaming media player. In 2016, 36 percent of those surveyed owned at least one streaming player, reducing slightly to 33 percent in 2017.  

From the article "Apple TV losing market share to streaming set-top box rivals Roku, Amazon" by Malcolm Owen.

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