Australians Take To Chromecast To Stream Content
Out in front are game consoles but Chromecast which according to JB Hi Fi executives is a “hot seller” grew faster than any other player this year.
Consumers around the world now own half a billion streaming devices, according to 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.
The biggest growth, however, is coming from non-gaming devices: LG saw 101.9 percent growth year-over-year with its smart TVs and connected Blu-ray players, according to Strategy Analytics estimates.
On a quarterly basis, Google saw bigger increases from Q1 to Q2 of this year than any other vendor, thanks to Chromecast, with Strategy Analytics estimating a total of 6 million Chromecast devices sold by Q2 2014.