All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Set-Top Box’

Amazon Fire TV Ad Stars Gary Busey

At a large announcement event today in New York Amazon officially unveiled its long-rumored streaming set-top box device. Called the Amazon Fire TV, the device is a streaming video and entertainment box priced at $99 to compete with other streaming boxes such as the Roku 3 and Apple TV. One of the Fire TV features that sets the box apart …

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Amazon Fire TV: $99 Streaming Box Launches into Crowded Field

As expected, Amazon unveiled their long-awaited streaming device today in an event in New York. Contrary to the rumors, however, the device isn’t a dongle like Google’s Chromecast. Instead, it’s a super-thin (0.7 inches) set-top box that the company is calling the Fire TV. It’ll run you $99 and you can order it right now. In terms of price, Amazon …

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Amazon to Launch Streaming Video Device on April 2nd

Amazon’s long-delayed streaming video device will finally see the light of day, as the company is planning on unveiling it at a press event in New York City on April 2nd. Members of the press have received an invite to the event, which features a few pieces of popcorn atop an orange couch with the text “Please join us for …

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Amazon to Launch Dongle in April, Per Reports

Amazon’s long-awaited video streaming device will hit stores next month, according to sources quoted in The Wall Street Journal. The streaming device, which has been rumored for years, will reportedly hit Amazon.com as well as a handful of brick-and-mortar retailers like Best Buy and Staples in April. Amazon was originally planning on launching said device before the big 2013 holiday …

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Brazilian FCC Leaks Amazon Game Controller

It’s been rumored for a while now that Amazon has been working on a set-top box/game console. While details are on the actual set top box itself are scarce, a new leak has pretty much confirmed that Amazon is entering the market soon. ZatzNotFunny reports that Brazil’s version of the FCC, Anatel, has posted images of an Amazon game controller. …

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Amazon’s Streaming Box Will Reportedly Launch with Netflix, Hulu Apps

Amazon’s still unconfirmed set-top streaming device will launch with third party apps, according to sources quoted by GigaOm. We’re talking a couple of big names here–Netflix and Hulu Plus–meaning that Amazon is choosing to make the device more appealing to more people by not just offering up its own content and streaming service, Amazon Prime Instant Video. But according to …

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Amazon’s Set-Top Box May Not Arrive by the Holidays

The oft-rumored Amazon set-top box has been delayed once again, according to a report from The Verge: Amazon has been been rushing to finalize and release a set-top box in time for the holidays, designed to compete directly with the Apple TV and Roku. However, The Verge has learned that the company recently made the decision to delay the device, …

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Connected Set-Top Box Sales to Double by 2017

Though the promise of a la carte and streaming programming is beginning to be realized through services such as Netflix and Hulu, cable companies still rule the living room. That transition could speed up in the coming years, though, as sales connected set-top boxes are now forecasted to ramp up significantly in the coming years. Market research firm IHS today …

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Amazon’s Set-Top Box Reportedly Coming by Christmas

The fact that Amazon is developing its own set-top streaming device shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. Not only does Amazon have its own content library to promote (Amazon Instant Video), but the company’s also been stepping its toes into the original content production game through Amazon Studios. Plus, much of Amazon’s competition already has such a device on …

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Set-Top Box Market Growing, Despite Other “Smart” Devices

For the past half-decade or so, set-top boxes have been getting smarter. Not the ones provided by cable companies, but boxes from Roku and other companies have been trying to provide quality streaming services to living rooms for years. Now, in an era when nearly all new TV sets have ethernet ports and Netflix apps pre-installed, how will the boxes …

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Amazon To Launch ‘Kindle TV’ Set-Top Box This Fall [REPORT]

Is Amazon about to jump into the set-top box game? That’s the word from Bloomberg Businessweek, who quotes three sources familiar with the matter. According to the sources, the ‘Kindle TV’ (name uncertain) will be available this Fall. Amazon’s new set-top box would work just like any internet-connected streaming device for your television – it would plug into your TV …

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The Next Xbox Wants To Take Over Your TV [Rumor]

Families that own a game console tend to keep it as a central part of the living room experience. They watch Netflix, Hulu and other digital programming all through the console. There’s always been one aspect of the living room entertainment ecosystem that game consoles have yet to crack though – the TV. The Verge reports that the next Xbox …

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