While earlier reports said Amazon would be debuting their video-streaming device – expected to compete with Apple’s own Apple TV – in March, the Wall Street Journal (via MacRumors) now claims the device will be available in April via its own website and via retailers such as Best Buy.
The device will run an offshoot of Android, similar to that of the company’s Kindle Fire tablets, and will support common media streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, music provider Pandora, and Amazon’s own video streaming service.
TechCrunch claims the Amazon device will be in the stick form factor, similar to Google’s Chromecast. The device will plug into the HDMI port of any HDTV. TechCrunch’s sources believe the device will support online gaming, streamed from Amazon’s own servers at 30 frames per second, much like remote gaming service OnLive.
While pricing isn’t yet known, it is expected to be competitively priced with current offerings, and sources claim Amazon Prime customers will be offered added incentives to purchase the device.