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WSJ: Amazon set-top box to launch by the holidays, may have third-party apps


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#1 OFFLINE   Athlon646464

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 03:19 PM

WSJ: Amazon set-top box to launch by the holidays, may have third-party apps
 
Today, sources told the Wall Street Journal (anonymously, of course) that the company is eying a holiday launch, but the most interesting news concerns the kind of content the box will provide. 
 
Instead of being a mere vehicle for Amazon's services, like Prime, the box will feature third-party streaming applications, according to the WSJ's sources.
 
 
 
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#2 OFFLINE   SayWhat?

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 05:30 PM

 

Amazon Firetube may be the next affordable set-top box to disrupt the Apple TV vs Chromecast media streaming stalemate.

 

The online retailer is reportedly readying a video-streaming device in time for the holidays, according unnamed to sources who spoke to the Wall Street Journal.

 

This goes along with the recently discovered U.S. and Canadian trademark for the name "Firetube" by Amazon Technologies, Inc., as first spotted by 9to5Google.

 

While there's no Amazon Firetube release date in sight, the company is said to have given app developers a mid-October deadline to submit their work, according to the paper.

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#3 OFFLINE   Mike_TV

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 05:23 AM

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 04:53 PM

Any news on this item?

#5 OFFLINE   Athlon646464

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 06:24 AM

Any news on this item?

 

Looks like it's not dead, just delayed.

 

http://www.theverge....-further-delays

 

http://news.cnet.com...ntil-next-year/


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