Wall Street Journal: Amazon will release its own set-top this year


Resource Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon will start selling its own set-top boxes later this year.

Most likely, the sales will begin in the Christmas spirit. Despite the fact that the device will increasingly rely on video content Amazon, the Internet giant has provided the ability to install third-party applications. This will allow the company to compete with Amazon Roku.

According to journalists Wall Street Journal, Amazon price set-top box will be quite democratic. Amazon does not change the company’s strategy and once again wants to make a bet on the content. The source also notes that third-party applications through the Amazon device will be able to offer users a lot of video games and music services. As a remote control you can use a smartphone, but on one condition – you need to install a special application.

Resource 9to5Google notes that Amazon will prefix the commercial name Firetube – contamination of «Kindle Fire» and «tube» (television). As device lineup Kindle Fire, a new set-top box will be able to boast of a variety of branded services Amazon.

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