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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Amazon schedules media event on April 2



Amazon has sent out invitations today for an event which will take place on April 2nd. The invitation reads "Please join us for an update on our video business" and all expectation points towards the company revealing a TV media streamer.

Amazon will have to face competition from the $99 Apple TV and the $35 Google Chromecast, as well as entrants from Roku, Boxee, and others. It will be interesting to see how teh company differentiates itself in order to make its offering more appealing.

Of course, there will integration with Amazon's video library, and with recent leaks of an Amazon game controller indicate that this hypothetical Amazon TV box could see gaming support as well. There's a decent selection of Android games in the Amazon Appstore that they could pull from, with many gaining proper controller support.

But will such an Amazon media box be enough to pull you away from your Chromecasts and Apple TVs and every other box you've got plugged into your TV set?


source - TechCrunch | Android Central
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