I’ve recently seen a tweet from IloveRockchip twitter account about the weekly sales data, and market share of octa-core, quad-core, and other OTT TV boxes. The chart below shows 108,000 Android TV boxes were sold on the 37th week of 2016 (September 12 – 18), and that while quad core TV boxes still held 77% market share that week, octa-core sales grew by 108%.
The next chart shows the average price of OTT TV boxes (blue line) is about 220 RMB ($33).
Back in May, the quad core TV boxes enjoyed an 88% market share against 12% for octa-core TV boxes, and 4% for others, and at the time. Aliyun OS (阿里云) had the biggest market share with 59%, against 30% for Android (安卓), and 1% for others. Android was however growing at 23.6 %, while Aliyun OS TV share decreased by 6.6% against the previous week.
The report goes on with the most popular videos streaming services with 华数 (wasu.com.cn) by far the most popular with 64% market share, followed by CNTV, 湖南广电, CIBN and GITV.
They also have a list of the top 20 TV boxes in China based on online usage, and the top 5 have dominated by three companies:
- Tmall M13
- Tmall TMB300A
- Xiaomi Mi Box Pro (MDZ-09-AA)
- Xiaomi Mi Box Mini
- Diyomate X5
The brands and models are completely different from the ones popular overseas, and only Xiaomi models are relatively easy to buy (but not to use) outside of China. I wrote about older Diyomate TV Box models in the past (2012) based on Telechips processor, so the company has been around for a while.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.