The much rumored Amazon branded home set top box will be launching next week if a new event invitation is any indication. The invite shows a couch with some popcorn, clearly hinting at something home media related. The online retailer has long been rumored to venture its way into this segment, but is only now appearing to be taking the big step. The event will be hosted by the Vice President of Amazon, Peter Larsen and will begin at 11 AM Eastern Time on the 2nd of April.
Details on what this device will feature are very scarce at the moment, but we’ve seen an Amazon branded gaming controller leaking out a couple of weeks ago which could be a part of this setup. Amazon Prime should most likely be integrated within this device as well, which is a logical move.
It should most likely be running on Android, but since Google doesn’t approve Amazon devices, don’t expect support for core Google apps like the Play Store and other services. But considering that Amazon has its own app ecosystem now, this shouldn’t be a major concern. We’ll mark our calendars for the 2nd of April and get you all the information from the event. Stay tuned!