An Amazon Kindle Fire TV set-top box could soon be on the way for the company responsible for devices such as the Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Paperwhite. The new device would reportedly allow owners to stream multimedia content to their TV's from Amazon's site and cloud, just like the Apple TV. While no date has been announced, nor has the device itself, it appears it will be among the next new tech items in Amazon's lineup.
A Businessweek report on April 24 says that Amazon is planning to introduce the device this coming fall, as the set-top box is currently under development at the Lab126 division of Amazon in Cupterino, California. Along with this device, Amazon has been working to introduce exclusive content on its live stream video service, much like Netflix is already doing. The company introduced a total of 14 new TV show polite this past week, and are looking to customer feedback to figure out which ones survive and end up as a regular series.
The biggest question that will come along with the device will be if Amazon allows services such as Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube to be a part of the content selection options. All three of these are currently available as part of Apple TV's content, along with iTunes store multimedia. Amazon will need to really wow customers with their own offerings should they not have those big 3 services available, or else they are likely to fail in comparison to Apple TV, and even devices like the Roku.
Do you currently own a Roku or Apple TV set-top box? What sorts of content and shows do you watch with the device?