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Roku Stretches Lead As #1 Streaming TV Platform in US After Record Q1 Performance: Strategy Analytics

The report, USA Connected TV Device Vendor Market Share Q1 2019, finds that there are now more than 41 million Roku-based devices in use, including Roku media streamers and Roku-based smart TVs, accounting for 15.2% of all media streaming devices. Roku now has a 36% lead over the next major platform, Sony PlayStation, in terms of devices in use. – Business Wire via Yahoo Finance » https://ift.tt/31Urj3Q
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Half of Americans embrace connected TV

photo: Michael Whay

That’s according to eMarketer , who found that viewership for connected TV (defined as TV delivered via the internet, be it via a smart TV or another device, such as a Blu-ray player, game console or Roku) is up from 51.7% in 2017. – Michelle Clancy, Rapid TV News » http://bit.ly/2IgQ6Hw

Illicit streaming devices are more popular than ever, and hackers are taking note

What was once a fringe phenomenon has entered the mainstream, with 12 million homes in North America actively using illicit streaming devices. A Digital Citizens survey found that 13 percent of Americans report having a piracy device in their homes. Yet millions of consumers are unaware of their own cybersecurity vulnerabilities. These unsuspecting users represent a target-rich environment for online hackers seeking to steal personal information. – Liam Sigaud, The Hill » http://bit.ly/2JtUzZf

Roku has 29.1 million active users (and no profit)

The company has grown to 29.1 million active users, who in the last three months collectively streamed 8.9 billion hours of content. Between device sales and platform fees, Roku pulled in a gross profit of $100.9 million, although that wasn’t enough to cover its operating expenses. Consequently, the company wound up making a loss of $10.7 million, topping the $6.9 million it lost in the same period in 2018. – Daniel Cooper, Engadget » https://engt.co/2Wzxvv1
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