Amazon Reportedly Working on Streaming StickCategory: Gadgets
Posted: March 18, 2014 05:47AM
It seems that Amazon is having a difficult time staying away from media outlets, as reports about a set top box, Android game console, video game controller, and increased Prime subscription costs have been all the rage lately. Now, Amazon is in the news once again, with reports that the company is working on a streaming stick of its own. The streaming media device will make use of an HDMI connection and stream content from multiple sources such as Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, and Netflix, which is similar to the Roku and Chromecast. It has also been reported that the streaming stick by Amazon will be able to stream games through its own servers that it controls around the world. The possibility is real, as Amazon already provides the Amazon AppStream service through its Amazon Web Services offering, which allows applications and games that are resource intensive to be accessed with very low latency from the cloud.
Could all of the rumors surrounding Amazon simply support one device that has yet to be released? Time will tell, but since Amazon has not officially announced the streaming stick that supports Amazon Instant Video, speculations are bound to continue.