Track the companies that matter to you. It's FREE! Click one of these fan favorites to get started: Apple; Google; Ford.

1 Winner From the Rise of Internet TVs

The Internet is invading our living rooms. Research firm NPD forecasts that, whether through consoles, streaming boxes, or the TVs themselves, the number of wired devices bringing broadband into homes should jump by 50% in two years -- to 120 million.

Plenty of big tech companies are vying for a piece of that surging market. Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) , for example, has sold millions of its Apple TV streaming devices. And CEO Tim Cook said in May that the company has a "grand vision" around TV but hasn't clued investors in to its plans yet. Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT  ) , meanwhile, has made it clear that it wants its new Xbox console to be an all-in-one entertainment hub instead of just a gaming platform. And even Intel (NASDAQ: INTC  )   will be joining the fight with its own set-top box delivering a paid Internet video service this year.

In the following video, Fool contributor Demitrios Kalogeropoulos argues that Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX  ) may actually be the best positioned to benefit from these battles. As an application, the company's software can be layered onto any popular device, just as it is today with consoles and streaming boxes. And Netflix's membership growth was the strongest over the holiday quarter last year, when consumers were snapping up tablets and smart TVs by the handful. If this holiday season turns into a tech war over Internet-connected living rooms, he argues, then Netflix could end 2013 with a similar bang.

The television landscape is changing quickly, with new entrants such as Netflix and disrupting traditional networks. The Motley Fool's new free report "Who Will Own the Future of Television?" details the risks and opportunities in TV. Click here to read the full report!

Read/Post Comments (0) | Recommend This Article (1)

Comments from our Foolish Readers

Help us keep this a respectfully Foolish area! This is a place for our readers to discuss, debate, and learn more about the Foolish investing topic you read about above. Help us keep it clean and safe. If you believe a comment is abusive or otherwise violates our Fool's Rules, please report it via the Report this Comment Report this Comment icon found on every comment.

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Sponsored Links

Leaked: Apple's Next Smart Device
(Warning, it may shock you)
The secret is out... experts are predicting 458 million of these types of devices will be sold per year. 1 hyper-growth company stands to rake in maximum profit - and it's NOT Apple. Show me Apple's new smart gizmo!

DocumentId: 2516589, ~/Articles/ArticleHandler.aspx, 4/1/2015 1:55:40 AM

Report This Comment

Use this area to report a comment that you believe is in violation of the community guidelines. Our team will review the entry and take any appropriate action.

Sending report...

Apple's next smart device (warning, it may shock you

Apple recently recruited a secret-development "dream team" to guarantee its newest smart device was kept hidden from the public for as long as possible. But the secret is out. In fact, ABI Research predicts 485 million of this type of device will be sold per year. But one small company makes Apple's gadget possible. And its stock price has nearly unlimited room to run for early-in-the-know investors. To be one of them, and see Apple's newest smart gizmo, just click here!