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Connected TVs & Devices
Report: Installed Internet-connected TVs, devices to top 238M by 2019
Dec 19 2016 8:15 AM

The number of devices connected to the Internet and capable of delivering apps to TV screens is expected to grow 59% by 2019, totaling more than 238 million devices. Connected TVs are forecast to drive 45 percent of the growth over the coming four years, while less expensive, content-heavy streaming media players are projected to drive 35 percent growth.

2020 Vision: Connected TV HHs to near 98M by decade’s end
Connected TVs & Devices
2020 Vision: Connected TV HHs to near 98M by decade’s end
Nov 22 2016 12:45 PM

Connected TV growth in the United States is expected to track at a nearly 2.7% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2020, slower than the growth rate for almost every other streaming media player available, indicating that households will have multiple devices available for watching online video.

In a new report, eMarketer forecast that connected TV users will top 181.8 million users in the U.S., increasing to 202.1 million by 2020.

UHD
Is this the year 4K UHD TV sets finally become mainstream?
Nov 22 2016 7:00 AM

A pair of studies forecast a surge in sales for 4K UHD TVs this holiday season as consumers will have more brands, options and screen sizes from which to choose, and as prices continue to fall.

4K UHD television sales are set to grow by 40% Y/Y in the U.S., according to the Consumer Technology Assoc., and account for more than half (56%) of all TV sales during Q4.

Roku rolls out OS 7.5 update for Roku TVs, devices
Connected TVs & Devices
Roku rolls out OS 7.5 update for Roku TVs, devices
Nov 02 2016 8:15 AM

Roku today is rolling out a new OS that comes with several new features including one that gives owners of Roku TVs who supplement their SVOD experiences with over-the-air broadcasts the ability to pause a broadcast program for 90 minutes.

Roku’s new OS7.5 starts auto-deploying to existing devices today.

The Live TV pause allows Roku TV users to pause and playback digital broadcasts as long as they have a 16 GB or larger USB storage device attached to their TVs.

Get up and running on Roku in as little as 10 minutes
Ooyala News
Get up and running on Roku in as little as 10 minutes
Oct 27 2016 1:30 PM

Ooyala and Roku have teamed up to provide another simple way to expand your audience, today announcing syndication support for Roku Direct Publisher in Backlot.

Amazon Prime video growth to outpace Netflix as Hulu falls away
SVOD, Connected TVs & Devices, Content
Amazon Prime video growth to outpace Netflix as Hulu falls away
Oct 24 2016 1:00 PM

Hulu’s decision to cut its free, ad-supported streaming service is expected to sharply reduce the number of users of the service, dropping its base by nearly half, according to new research that also says Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service is booming.

Chromecast 4K on the horizon? Roku expands its lineup
Connected TVs & Devices
Chromecast 4K on the horizon? Roku expands its lineup
Sep 26 2016 9:45 AM

There may be a paucity of 4K content available to stream at the moment -- with big question marks about how much is in the pipeline and how much consumer demand there really is – but rumors abound that Google will announce a new Chromecast 4K device at its Oct. 4 event.

Canadian startup VMedia rolls out live linear stream on Roku
Cloud TV, Connected TVs & Devices
Canadian startup VMedia rolls out live linear stream on Roku
Sep 19 2016 9:30 AM

Canada’s VMedia has launched a live liner play of Roku, giving consumers access to 20 live TV channels, including Canadian and U.S. networks such as CTV, CBC, GLOBAL, ICI, TVA and V, as well as CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX and PBS, all in HD and streamed to their TVs.

The streamed skinny bundle – after a seven-day free trial – will cost $18/mo., about the same as several U.S. operators are charging for a similar streamed package.

OTT growth drive shipments of digital media adapters
Connected TVs & Devices
OTT growth drives shipments of digital media adapters
Jul 13 2016 9:45 AM

Consumers are watching more OTT content and that’s driving a surge in the digital media adapter (DMA) market.

Sony expands its Internet TV play, Vue, to Roku devices
Connected TVs & Devices, Internet TV
Sony expands its Internet TV play, Vue, to Roku devices
Jun 22 2016 11:00 AM

PlayStation Vue, Sony’s Internet TV package, just launched on another platform – Roku – making it just a little bit easier for cord-cutter wannabes to dip their toes in the water before taking the big plunge.

The service, which offers a pay as you go service with no contract, has three tiers:

US ownership of streaming players jumped 9% in past year with Roku leading the pack
Research, Connected TVs & Devices, INTX
US ownership of streaming players jumped 9% in past year with Roku leading the pack
May 18 2016 8:45 AM

Ownership of streaming media players continues to grow in the United States, with more than 36% of all broadband households owning at least one of the devices, new research says, up 9% from a year ago. And, according to a Parks Associates’ report, the top dog in the market is Roku.

With smallest streaming stick yet, Roku out to prove you can take it with you
Connected TVs & Devices, OTT, SVOD
With smallest streaming stick yet, Roku out to prove you can take it with you
Apr 05 2016 7:30 AM

Big things can come in small packages, something streaming media company Roku showed this morning with the release of its latest streaming stick, a device the size of a USB thumb drive that packs a lot of wallop.

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