Apple TV sales growth has slowed significantly this year, down to a 12% annual growth rate at an estimated 1.9 million units sold in Q2 2014 according to Strategy Analytics.
Among US broadband households with a streaming media player, 44% use a Roku player the most versus 26% that use Apple TV the most, according to new research from Parks Associates.
49% of all US households have at least one television set connected to the internet, according to new consumer research from Leichtman Research Group.
Sony will be launching PlayStation TV in Europe and across the PAL region later this year. PS TV is a new micro console costing €99.
TV Everywhere viewing grew 246% in the US in past year, according to the Adobe Digital Index (ADI).
Google promises easy connection with its new Chromecast dongle. And indeed, it is installed in minutes, if not seconds. Just plug the dongle in a HDMI slot of the TV set, connect the power supply, either to an USB port or directly to the mains with an adapter, and off you go.
Amazon is preparing a launch of its new Fire TV streaming set-top box in Europe.
14% of US broadband households currently use an internet set-top box such as Roku or Apple TV to access OTT video content on their television.
Apple sold $1.1 billion of Apple TVs in 2013 and is investing heavily in the next generation of products, CEO Tim Cook said at the company’s annual meeting on Friday.
TV4 Sweden has added its TV4 Play service to the Apple TV, bringing 7-day catch-up content, plus additional library material for TV4 Play Premium subscribers.