WSJ: Amazon's Streaming Box Will Arrive Next Month

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Amazon's much-rumoured video streaming device will go on sale in "early" April—on Amazon.com as well as through retailers, suggests the Wall Street Journal.

Bezos & Co.'s answer to Roku, Apple TV and Chromecast—rumoured to be on its way since this time last year—will, according to the Journal, offer up Amazon's video streaming service, alongside the likes the of Netflix. The newspaper also claims that it will run a forked version of Android to allow users to run extra apps—just like the Kindle Fire range.

Re/code suggested in February that Amazon would release a streaming device by March. This new rumour suggests that—if it is indeed on its way—maybe that timeline was a little ambitious.

There's no shortage of rumours about the features the device will offer if, or when, it does arrive. TechCrunch suggests that it will take the form of plug-in stick, similar to Google's Chromecast; one leaked controller seems to indicate that it will be gaming device.

But they are rumours. The amassing body of rumours does, however, suggest that a streaming device is on its way—and if the Journal is right, we might not have long to wait before we find out. [WSJ]

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