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Amazon to Release Apple TV Competitor in March?

Amazon to Release Apple TV Competitor in March?

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Amazon is reportedly gearing up to launch a web TV box that would compete with the Apple TV and Roku, according to re/code. People who are partnering with Amazon on the device believe the company is targeting a March rollout.

The Amazon box will be powered by Android but will it will likely be a forked version similar to what the company's Kindle Fire tablets run. It would allow customers to watch shows produced by Amazon and likely rent or purchase movies and tv shows offered on Amazon Instant Video.

It's also possible that Amazon would add app and gaming capabilities to the device.

What I don’t know is whether the device Amazon is producing will also function as a gaming hub. As my colleague Eric Johnson reported yesterday, Amazon has been hiring game developers. And a report from Web site VG 247 last month this year asserted that Amazon was building an Android-based box that would play games, similar to the crowd-funded Ouya console that debuted last year.

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Amazon to Release Apple TV Competitor in March?

Nat - February 21, 2014 at 9:12pm
Chromecast... Roku...Amazon TV... I still find my music with Apple TV unlike any other program ever used, even my jailbreak is still worth this $99 TV.
shithead - February 21, 2014 at 5:29pm
I wish my apple tvs would be gaming hubs
Great! - February 21, 2014 at 5:33pm
You won't have long to wait...