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.
So. Much. Tech.
Some of the biggest names in tech are coming to TNW Conference in Amsterdam this May.
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.