More than 30% of all new TV streaming machines traded in the US previous quarter operated on Roku software, as per a new media report. The sales indicate that Roku is now employed on over 41 Million machines all over the nation. Roku’s part of sales was over 2 times that of both its nearest rivals; Amazon’s Fire TV was present on 12% of devices traded, while Samsung’s Tizen can be seen on 11%.
The numbers do not essentially mean that Roku is trading millions of its separate streaming machines, though. Together with being employed on streaming boxes such as the Roku Premiere, the straightforward software by Roku is also employed as the in-built OS for smart TVs such as those from JVC, TCL, Philips US, Sharp, and others.
As per media, the 5 most popular streaming machines operate software from PlayStation, Roku, Samsung (Tizen), Xbox, and Google, which comprises Chromecast devices as well as Android TV.
In spite of its strong sales and perceived popularity, Amazon’s Fire TV service is in 6th place in terms of machine presently in use. These numbers recommend that most users are happy to employ built-in apps of their TV to rely on a gaming console or stream video they already have for entertainment.
On a related note, earlier HDHomeRun claimed that it is offering cordcutters a new method to see live TV via their Roku machine. Its creator, Silicondust has rolled out HDHomeRun OTA Live, a Roku channel for the platform. Currently, it is in its early beta phases and can only play OTA live TV. Users can employ it to see shows presently airing, change channels, and check out the program guide but that is pretty much it. Silicondust claims that it is operating on bringing more functions to the channel, although, comprising support for the HDHomeRun Prime TV tuner of the company for live cable TV.