It seems Amazon is ready to break into the living room in a big way. The technology giant sent out invites today for an event in New York on April 2, which will cover “an update to our video business”. The invite shows a coach with a bucket of popcorn on the floor, but otherwise that’s it.

Rumors have been rife about an Amazon set-top box for some time and the latest reports point to a small streaming dongle similar to Google’s Chromecast. A video game console is also reportedly in the works – an earlier leak revealed what appears to be the controller – but it’s unclear at the moment whether these devices are one and the same.

 Amazon to host an event for its video business on April 2, could feature its TV streaming box

Either way, it’s less than a week until we know what Amazon has up its sleeves. It will almost certainly push Amazon Instant Video and its Prime Instant Video streaming service, although the rest is largely a mystery.

Amazon may reveal its set-top box next week in New York [The Verge]

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