Streaming media player

Roku still most popular streaming media player

Roku is still the most popular streaming media player in the US, accounting for 30% of players sold in the year to March, according to figures compiled by Parks Associates. According to the research unveiled this week at INTX, Amazon is now running in equal second place with Google, each with 22% of the market, […]

Half of US web homes have connected TV devices

Half of US internet homes now own a connected TV device, such as a games console, streaming media player or smart TV, according to NPD Group. The new research claims that the smart TV industry was a “primary driver” of growth and that the total number of US homes with a connected TV device is […]

Streaming media player ownership to hit 40% in US

Streaming media player penetration is set to reach 40% of US broadband homes by 2017, with these devices to be found in some 39 million households, according to research by NPD Group.  The research firm predicts that streaming media player ownership will grow from just 16% of US internet homes in the first quarter of […]

Google Chromecast use ‘waning’, says Parks Associates

The adoption of streaming media players has increased to nearly 20% of US broadband homes, but usage of Google Chromecast devices “appears to be declining,” according to new research by Parks Associates. The study said that Chromecast ownership is steady at around 6% of US broadband households, but monthly usage rates in the first quarter […]

Connected TVs now in 42 million US homes

In the first quarter of the year, some 42 million homes in the US had a TV set that was connected to the internet, up from 36 million in Q1 2013, according to NPD. The research firm’s Connected Home Report said that most of the 6 million increase was driven by growth in the number […]