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Amazon Planning a TV Set-Top Box

It looks like Amazon is close to invading another market. With their massive resources it seemed like only a matter of time before this happened. According to Bloomberg, Amazon is planning on releasing a set-top box. Of course the primary function of this set-top box would be to stream video from Amazon’s own Amazon Video on Demand and Amazon Prime services.

If Amazon does in fact come out with such a device it would put them in direct competition with Boxee, Roku, Apple, Microsoft and Sony. These companies products also allow users to stream content. With its massive library of content Amazon could also get the hand up on companies like Netflix and Hulu as they do not make any type of hardware for their streaming devices. I would expect this set-top box to also run apps from Amazon’s apps store.

Source: Bloomberg | News Archive

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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