According to the new research in the market by Park Associates. Streaming media devices market starts growing fast and the new comers in this particular field are growing and the previous giants Apple and Roku both seeing severe drops in marketshare.
Roku’s line of players topped the market with 29 percent while Google’s low-cost Chromecast stick was second with 20 percent. Apple TV was relegated to third place with 17 percent of sales. Amazon’s new Fire TV was fourth with 10 percent of the market. During 2013, Apple was firmly in second place with 26 percent of sales. While Roku has been busy offering a number of updates to its line of players, Apple last updated its streaming media device with a very minor revision January 2013.
The streaming market will continue to grow in the coming years and Parks Associates estimates that 2017 will bring almost 50 million streaming devices sold globally.