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Streaming Wars Heat Up as Amazon Fire TV Claims More Users than Roku
May 16, 2019
Amazon told Cheddar its Fire TV now has 34 million monthly active users, which beats Roku's 29.1 million. Max Wolff, managing partner at Multivariate, discusses the competition.
Carta CEO Details Plans For 'Private Stock Market'
Jun 3, 2019
Amazon Brings Shows to Life to Stand Out in the Streaming Space
Amazon Studios is turning its shows into can't miss events, focusing on creating show-based experiences to stay top-of-mind, a strategy many streaming companies have taken, creating multi-million dollar exhibits and experiences to bring their series to life.
Oct 24, 2017
Amazon's Fire TV is Burning Up
Which do you prefer, the Amazon Fire TV or the Roku? Dana Wollman, Executive Editor at Engadget, joins Cheddar to give us her opinion. She says the two are comparable in many ways: both offer 4K HDR video and are similar when it comes to performance and content selection. Both cost $70. However, she says Roku is easier to set up and easier to use. She encourages people to buy it for a friend or family member who may be a little less "tech-savvy." As far as voice commands, Wollman says Alexa software within the Fire TV device is so much more sophisticated than any other voice recognition service. Your Echo can even activate the Fire TV with your voice. Roku, meanwhile, has voice search but isn't nearly as far along as Alexa is. She also talks about the importance of brand loyalty...or lack thereof. She thinks the brand matters less and less as more devices enter the market.
Jan 7, 2019
Roku Shares Jump 25% on Strong User Growth
Roku estimates 40% growth in active accounts in Q4, and says that 7.3 billion hours were streamed in the quarter. That sent shares soaring 25%. Tom Forte, Senior Analyst at D.A. Davidson, joined Cheddar to give his outlook for the streaming company.