Netflix is reportedly buying Roku, what will this mean for the struggling streaming giant?

manicm

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As more and more streaming services enter the market and, people around the world struggle with higher prices, some streamers are going to fall by the wayside.
I don't think it's that, if you buy a new smart TV, what need is there for a streaming stick? My mum has a 10 year old Samsung TV and YouTube, Netflix and Prime still work.

The answer is simple. There is NO money to be made from video streaming hardware outside of the TV. Apple themselves called Apple TV a hobby.
 

abacus

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Unfortunately not all smart TVs are equal (So long as you accept there audio output limitations on apps then LG & Samsung are the most comprehensive) thus an external streaming device is required to get all the apps you want (Amazon Fire is probably the best value currently), also as apps improve more processing power is required and so the hardware needs to be upgraded. (There are many modern apps that won’t run on older hardware)
To be honest, a smart TV is a waste of space and manufactures would be better off concentrating on TV quality and leaving the user to choose their streaming device of choice.

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