WSJ: Amazon's Streaming Box Will Arrive Next Month

WSJ: Amazon's Streaming Box Will Arrive Next Month

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Amazon's much-rumoured video streaming device will go on sale in "early" April -- on Amazon.com as well as through US retailers like Best Buy and Staples.

Bezos & Co.'s answer to 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 and Hulu. 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 ready 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 , too.

But they're very much 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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