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Roku Is Making $22.58 Per User — and This Is Just the Beginning

In Roku’s third-quarter update, management said its ARPU was $22.58. With 32.3 million active accounts (1.7 million of which were added in Q3 alone), this robust ARPU has helped Roku deliver $633 million in trailing-12-month platform revenue. – Daniel Sparks, The Motley Fool » https://ift.tt/2NukQYe

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Comcast’s “free” streaming box actually requires an additional $13 / month fee

The $13-per-month rental fee for the xFi Gateway is a complete rip-off that Comcast (like other internet providers) pushes on its subscribers because people generally don’t know there’s an alternative. Instead of paying Comcast an additional $13 per month in perpetuity, you can instead buy a modem and router outright. By doing so, you’ll likely make up the upfront costs after a year, maybe two if you go for higher-end options. Once it’s paid off, you’ll be saving the $156 per year that you’re paying just to have a box sit in your house. – Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge » https://ift.tt/2JiUVjY

TiVo Rolling Out Skippable Pre-Roll Ads for Retail DVRs

TiVo also confirmed that customers will be able to skip those pre-roll ads in much the same way they can skip commercials inserted in TV shows and movies recorded to the DVR. The change appears to be largely focused on retail devices running TiVo Experience 4, the company’s current-gen software and services platform. – Jeff Baumgartner, Light Reading » https://ift.tt/30exS41

Roku shares crater over 19% after analyst predicts the cost of streaming devices is going to ‘zero’

After running up over 330% this year, Roku shares have cooled in September. However, even after this week’s drop, the stock is up nearly 690% from its IPO price of $14 a share. The stock has been one of the most volatile among technology companies this month as the battle in digital streaming continues. – Michael Sheetz, CNBC » https://cnb.cx/31I9bd6

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