Amazon Rumored to be Developing Set-Top Box

Posted Fri Feb 21, 2014 at 09:15 AM PST by

Rumors indicate that the online retailer is gearing up to release its own streaming media player.

According to a report by Recode.net, Amazon is preparing a set-top box aimed at competing with similar offerings from other companies, like the Roku 3 and Apple TV.

Details are scarce about the potential device, but sources indicate that the set-top box will likely run on a version of Google's Android OS. The web TV product's main function will be to transmit and stream internet videos to users' televisions, including Amazon's own video on-demand service Prime Instant Video. The company's catalog of titles has been steadily growing and Amazon recently renewed its commitment to original programming. There is also some speculation that the box could feature gaming capabilities as well.

Though Amazon has yet to officially announce their rumored set-top box, reports indicate that a March release is possible. Stay tuned to High-Def Digest for more details as they become available.

Source: Recode via CNET

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