From my friend and colleague Bambi Brannan on Roku’s CEO bashing Apple TV (he’s they guy who said Apple is losing money):
Apple sells more Apple TVs than Roku or Google sells of their sticks and boxes, so who is really, truly, deeply losing money?
Plus, Apple TV is a conduit to iTunes Store where you can buy or rent TV shows, movies, and music, so the $1-billion in revenue that Apple counted last year as coming from Apple TV sure seems like a lot more than what Roku makes. Actually, Roku’s biggest revenue source seems to come from investor who stuff money into the company in the hopes of a big payoff one day.
You know, like when Google or Apple buys Roku.
TV is a tough nut to crack.