MacDailyNews Take: Why does Roku consistently get listed first when Apple’s Apple TV leads the streaming device market? Answer: Anti-Apple bias, conscious or unconscious.
“Should those incumbent players worry? Not really, according to Forrester analyst Jim Nail, who says that, based on an examination of the device itself, Amazon Fire TV ‘is kind of a run-of-the-mill, undifferentiated offering compared to those other guys,'” Pimentel reports. “But Amazon Fire TV could have a potential advantage, he said: Amazon’s reach. ‘What Amazon has that certainly Roku and even Google don’t have are the customer relationships and the credit-card numbers of those tens of millions of people who shop with them already.'”
Pimentel reports, But outside of those customers, he said, ‘there’s nothing compelling to pick this box over those other boxes.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: Apple TV offers more than competitors do.
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