Roku CEO: Apple TV is Just an iPad Accessory, Loses Money

Roku CEO: Apple TV is Just an iPad Accessory, Loses Money

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Roku CEO Anthony Wood dismissed the company's competition in an interview with Peter Kafka at the first-ever Code/Media event in Santa Monica.

"Apple TV is essentially an accessory for the iPad. They lose money, which is unusual for Apple," he said Thursday. "If you're losing money, why would you want to sell more?" He also noted that the day Apple launched its $99 box, Roku sales doubled.

Wood also addressed rumors that Amazon would be launching a video streaming box next week.

“Every year about this time, the Amazon box comes up that they’re about to launch. And the new Apple TV is about to launch … We’ve been competing with Apple TV for six years now, and every year, we’ve grown,” Wood told Kafka. ”We’re in the TV platform business. Our goal is to be the operating system for TV.”

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Roku CEO: Apple TV is Just an iPad Accessory, Loses Money
Shane Newbanks - March 30, 2014 at 12:58am
The Apple TV is worthless until its jailbroken. Then its priceless.
K - March 30, 2014 at 1:11am
It's worthless unless it's ahead of others jailbroken or not.
orlzx6r - March 30, 2014 at 12:51am
If Apple really is loosing money on Apple TV, that literally makes this product a steal. I'll take two please!
Wee Willy Spunker - March 30, 2014 at 12:52am
I doubt it's happening now.
Wee Willy Spunker - March 29, 2014 at 2:02pm
If it's an accessories, is that what it says on their site? You think it works like that ropoo CEO?
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