Amazon and Best Buy Partner to Sell Fire TVs, Simplifies OTT Solution

Amazon and Best Buy are teaming up to sell the next generation of Fire TV Edition televisions to U.S. and Canadian customers. Best Buy will start selling ten 4K and HD Fire TV Edition models from Toshiba and Insignia, beginning this summer. Additional models will...Learn More

Consumer Reports, Roku Exchange Fire Over Streaming Device Security

Consumer Reports this week posted a story that raises questions about the security and data stewardship of Roku devices. Roku, in turn, released a statement that said its products are safe to use. The Consumer Reports, Roku exchange focuses on two areas. The first is...Learn More

FuboTV Roku Offering Should Help Spur Popularity of the Niche Streaming Service

fuboTV, a sports-oriented live streaming TV service, has come out of beta on Roku. The fuboTV Roku offering features a significantly upgraded design. The upgraded platform provides 30 hours of personal storage with no expiration date and the ability to add 500 hours. The Roku...Learn More

Smart TV Preferences: User Experience is Key, Voice Control is Lacking

User experience is the driving factor behind smart TV and streaming media preferences, according to a smart TV preferences survey from Parks Associates. Nearly half (45 percent) of all broadband households in the U.S. already have a smart TV, according to the research firm. Smart...Learn More

Sling TV Becomes First Live and On-demand Streaming Service on Samsung Smart TVs

November 7, 2017 — ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sling TV today became the first live and on-demand over-the-top (OTT) service available on select Samsung Smart TVs. The launch of Sling TV on this new platform enables Sling TV to expand its leadership in device compatibility, currently supporting...Learn More

Roku OS 8 Unveiled, Aims to Bridge Local Over-the-Air Broadcast with OTT

Roku OS 8, announced today, is designed to more fluidly consolidate HDTV antenna-delivered free, local broadcast TV and streaming. The new OS also includes an updated Smart Guide and more extensive voice activation features. The company believes that the new OS enables it to more...Learn More

Consolidated Communications Now Offers TV Streaming in the Spanish Language

CONROE, Texas – July 21, 2017 – Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNSL), a leading business and broadband communications provider, announces the launch of VEMOX™, an Olympusat, Inc., product. VEMOX™ is an Internet-based streaming video service entirely in Spanish that only requires a high-speed Internet...Learn More

Report: U.S. Connected TV Users to Rise 10%, Roku Heads the Pack

The number of U.S. connected TV users will continue to grow at a double-digit rate this year, rising 10.1% from 2016’s level. Smart TVs actually connected to the Internet will be the single largest category, according to eMarketer. In sum, 168.1 million people in the...Learn More

Roku Monthly Accounts Now Number 15 Million, Streaming 7 Billion Hours of Video

Roku monthly accounts have reached a new milestone as of June 30th — 15 million, the company announced. The company said that  is a 43 percent increase over the year-ago period. Those users streamed almost 7 billion hours on the platform during the first half...Learn More

Parks: Majority of Broadband Households Watch OTT Video on TV

New research from Parks Associates shows that the majority of Internet households watch OTT video on TV. This is a significant revelation in the evolution of entertainment video. “Today, more televisions are connected to the Internet than ever, either directly or through connected devices like...Learn More

Research: Screen Penetration Still Led by TVs, Smartphones Closing In

Household smartphone penetration jumped six percentage points year-over-year to reach 80 percent, but that only gets them to second place for screen penetration, according to CTA’s (Consumer Technology Association) “19th Annual Consumer Technology Ownership and Market Potential Study.” Americans own 27 million more smartphones than...Learn More

Total Roku Hours Streamed Hits 1 Billion in a Single Month, Now 13.4M Total Roku Accounts

Total Roku hours streamed reached a record 1 billion in December, the company said. The number included both video and audio streaming. According to the company, 13.4 million active Roku account holders streamed 9 billion hours in 2016. Roku’s active account base grew an impressive...Learn More

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