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This article was published on March 27, 2014

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

Amazon to host an event for its ‘video business’ on April 2, could feature its TV streaming box Image by: EMMANUEL DUNAND
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Nick Summers is a technology journalist for The Next Web. He writes on all sorts of topics, although he has a passion for gadgets, apps and Nick Summers is a technology journalist for The Next Web. He writes on all sorts of topics, although he has a passion for gadgets, apps and video games in particular. You can reach him on Twitter, circle him on Google+ and connect with him on LinkedIn.

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.

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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]

Image Credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images / The Verge