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There Are Now Half A Billion Streaming Devices In Households Around the World

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    There are now half a billion streaming devices in households around the world — Tech News and Analysis (click for full article)

    There are now half a billion streaming devices in households around the world

    by Janko Roettgers - Oct. 3, 2014

    SUMMARY: Game consoles are still leading the charge, but Chromecast grew faster than any other player this year.

    -- No wonder Netflix and others are streaming billions of hours every month: Consumers around the world now own half a billion streaming devices, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics. The most popular brand is still Sony, with a total instal base of 123.8 million devices, a number that’s largely driven by the company’s PS3 and PS4 game consoles.

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    Six milion Chromecast devices sold, and Google is still at the bottom @ No 12 in streaming device sales.

    Suppose that Google not having an actual Google-brand smartTV on the market doesn't help these figures, but if what company has the leading OS running on steaming devices is counted, it's a different story.
     
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    Do you mean that if all the Google TV devices and Google TV televisions were 'counted' that Google would be ranked much higher? I believe the rankings take into effect an estimate of GTV box sales. IMO the sales numbers for all GTV devices (even including the current Jellybean televisions) are relatively small - so I don't think those devices would have much of an effect on the rankings. I hear what you're saying in that if Android TV becomes a big success with many different manufacturers offering Android TV products - the rankings should take that into consideration.
     
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