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The news about Apple's TV services just keeps getting better and better. This morning Gigaom announced the findings of a report by Frost & Sullivan that demonstrated that Apple TV accounted for a whopping 56 percent of all video streaming devices sold last year, with Apple handily beating Roku's second place figure of 21.5 percent.
According to Frost & Sullivan, Apple's AirPlay feature was responsible for the majority of sales. In the words of F&S analyst Dan Rayburn, "Apple TV’s AirPlay feature was strategically crafted to simplify the process of transferring laptop and tablet displays to a TV screen," and these displays include iPads and iPhones.
Google TV was conspicuously absent from the report, which may mean that it's been shoved into the "Other" 15.9 percent in F&S's diagram. Fascinatingly, it doesn't even appear in the asterisked legend, which lists well-known competitors of Apple TV such as Boxee and Sony. If true, as AppleInsider points out, that's a far cry from Google CEO Eric Schmidt's prediction that "the majority of televisions you see in stores will have Google TV embedded" in them by 2012.
Frost & Sullivan's report also didn't include game consoles, likely because they're not exclusively devoted to streaming media. Had they been included, the numbers above would have differed significantly as Sony's PS3 has long dominated online streaming, followed by Microsoft's Xbox 360 consoles.
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