Roku has added Amazon Prime Video on the Roku streaming platform in Ireland.
The worldwide market for smart devices, including connected lights, smart speakers, connected thermostats, smart TVs, home monitoring/security products and digital media adapters grew by 38.5% to 130.1 million shipments in the second quarter.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland has launched its TV stick, instigating a price war with Amazon Fire TV and Google Chromcast.
Roku has announced Shenzhen MTC Co. has joined the Roku TV licensing programme to build smart TVs under the JVC brand.
In 2018, forecast from eMarketer puts the number of connected TV users at 182.6 million, or 55.5% of the US population. In 2022, the number of connected TV users will rise to 204.1 million, which will represent 60.1% of the population.
Strategy Analytics research reveals that more than one billion Connected TV devices are now in use worldwide.
Research by Ampere Analysis reveals that online households now own an average of 4.5 different types of connected devices.
Ownership of streaming media players has risen from about six percent of US broadband households in 2010 to almost 40% at the beginning of 2018.
UKTV Play is to be made available on Now TV devices and Roku streaming players, the broadcaster has announced.
Harmonic has expanded the company’s board of directors with the appointment of Roku-adviser David Krall.