It can also handle apps and content including music and games from other Web services. Amazon has given potential allies including cable television programmers a mid-October deadline to come up with apps. It looks like the box will be ready for the Christmas holidays.
That is unless something goes wrong. Another rumour claims that Amazonâ€™s box also might be â€śshelved or delayed due to financial, performance or other considerations,â€ť the paper says. So far there has been no mention of how much it will cost and whether Amazon will have a separate remote control, or enable buyers to control if from their tablets and smartphones.
Googleâ€™s $35 Chromecast streaming media player is Amazonâ€™s top selling electronics device. This week it began to stream Hulu Plus in addition to Netflix and YouTube videos.