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The Apple TV fell to the spot of the fourth most popular streaming media device in the US last year, according to a newly-released study by Parks Associates. The research firm says that sales for Apple’s set-top box were eclipsed by those from Roku, Google and Amazon.

“Roku continues to lead streaming media device sales in the U.S.,” said Barbara Kraus, the director of research at Parks Associates. Their data shows that Roku accounted for 34% of units sold in 2014, with Google in second at 23%, and Amazon overtaking Apple for third.

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Kraus also notes that the increase in competition is forcing¬†innovation. “Devices with additional functionality such as the Intel Compute Stick may be a sign of things to come, where streaming is not the primary function but an extra feature to provide additional value.”

It’ll certainly be interesting to see how Apple responds to the new landscape. Next month, the company is expected to unveil its first new set-top box in over three years, and it’s said to include advanced features such as voice control, a touchpad remote and native apps.

Source: Parks Associates

  • Eikast

    Nvidia shield is one hell of a device. Native support for chrome cast , and third party support for AirPlay (iOS 8) for non DRM content.

  • pauleebe

    The Apple TV is way overdue for a refresh, not to mentioned overpriced for what it can deliver versus the competition.

  • Mark S

    Until something else can play my itunes store purchased content (tons of it) I’ll stick with my apple tv and 2 TB external HDD.

  • Dante Arellano

    Itunes radio sucks same Apple tv

  • Anonomous.TECH.man

    Not to surprising it hasn’t had a refresh or a price cut, really shows it age when compared aginst the competition.

    • George

      What do you mean? Didn’t it just get a price cut?

      • Anonomous.TECH.man

        I took a guess with it being Apple I was wrong.

    • Rowan09

      It’s been selling for $69 for a while now from $99

  • besrate hogsa

    Apple needs to reinvent the apple TV or drop it

  • Standout

    I’m waiting on the new Apple TV like everyone else but this amazon fire stick with kodi on it is absolutely amazing!

    • besrate hogsa

      If you are only interested in kodi, don’t pay for that

      you can just install kodi onto your pc

      or you can put on a usb stick and watch any media that way

  • ravinigga

    I think the new Apple TV will boost sale but it must also completely different like App Store porn a lot of porn. And other stuff

    • besrate hogsa

      What is an app store porn?

      • ravinigga

        I mean app store,,,, And that.
        Forgot THE dotss

  • Rigs101

    Can I stream iPhone videos to a roku 3?

  • Joey_Z

    As an Amazon Prime user, the amount of free stuff I can watch is just too good to not use it…