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Topic: Fire TV

Apple TV sales surge with hardware refresh, but still rank 4th in US streaming device market

05/17/2016, 03:05 pm

A new survey of U.S. broadband households recently purchased a streaming media player has found that Roku continues to own the largest market share, while the Apple TV sales have greatly increased since last year's update. However, no one device controls a majority of the market, leaving the race for a winner still wide open.

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Amazon says Fire TV was top streaming device at US retailers, but only before new Apple TV launched

12/01/2015, 09:12 am

Amazon on Tuesday touted the performance of its first-party product lineup -- particularly the Fire TV, which the retailer said was the best-selling streaming media player in the U.S. across all retailers. But the cited data only covers the months leading up to the debut of the fourth-generation Apple TV.

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Amazon to halt sales of Apple TV, Google Chromecast in bid to push Fire TV & Prime Video

10/01/2015, 03:10 pm

Amazon will halt all sales of the Apple TV and Google Chromecast beginning on Oct. 29, the company said in an email to marketplace vendors, claiming that its Prime Video service doesn't run well on some devices outside of the Fire TV line.

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Comparing Apple's 4th-gen Apple TV with the competition

09/19/2015, 10:09 pm

There's a new Apple TV coming in October, but before plunking down any hard-earned money, it's worth comparing it with other options out there like Amazon, Google, and Roku -- and even the older third-gen Apple TV.

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Amazon updates Fire tablets & TV products, introduces $50 tablet & $100 4K Fire TV

09/17/2015, 10:09 am

Amazon on Thursday announced seven new hardware products from its Fire lineup of tablets and streaming TV accessories, including an entry-level tablet that costs just $49.99, and a new $99.99 Fire TV with support for 4K video content.

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Roku outpaces Apple TV in US sales growth and usage for 2013, report says

07/10/2014, 12:07 am

A report published on Wednesday claims set-top media streamers like the Apple TV will be in one out of every four homes by 2015, but market growth of Apple's device is being outpaced by sector giant Roku, at least in the U.S.

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Amazon to expand Fire TV voice search to third-party apps and services

04/17/2014, 09:04 pm

Amazon on Thursday confirmed that Fire TV will add unified voice search compatibility with Hulu Plus, Crackle and Showtime Anytime this summer, extending the capability of the Apple TV competitor.

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Review follow-up: Gaming on Amazon's Fire TV and Fire Controller

04/12/2014, 07:04 am

When Amazon launched its Fire TV earlier this month, the company positioned casual gaming as one of the set-top streamer's "bonus" features. In this review follow-up, AppleInsider picks up the controller to find out if mobile gaming is ready for the living room.

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Review: Amazon's Fire TV makes iterative improvements in set-top streaming

04/07/2014, 09:04 am

The set-top streaming business got a little more crowded when Amazon announced the Fire TV last week. With voice-activated search, predictive content loading and a gaming "bonus feature," the Internet retail giant is positioning its new device as a cure-all usability for problems plaguing existing products.

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