SNL Kagan: Streaming Player Shipments Double30 Apr, 2014 By: Chris Tribbey
A new report from research firm SNL Kagan finds shipments of streaming media players increased by more than 50% year over year in 2013, hitting nearly 15 million units.
“While many felt that these products would be quickly replaced by other consumer electronics devices capable of streaming video, such as smart TVs and Internet-connected Blu-ray players, the streaming media player market continues to shrug off such challenges,” the research firm said. “Low prices and ease of use have led to continued consumer demand with many households enjoying more than one of these devices.”
Apple TV remains the leading streaming media player product on the market, though approximately 40 different vendors are currently shipping streaming media player products. Samsung, Sony, Hisense and some of the bigger names, along with start-up companies such as Nano Tech and QPlay.
Approximately 90% of all streaming media player unit shipments occur in North America.