Is Amazon about to take on Apple TV with its own set-top box?
Citing “industry sources”, Re/code claims that Amazon’s box will run on Android (most likely a forked version of the OS, as on the Kindle Fire tablet) and allow users to stream Amazon’s web video content on their TVs (Amazon owns Lovefilm, which presumably means Lovefilm Instant’s library would be on tap if the box were launched in the UK). Third-party content outlets like Hulu, HBO and YouTube could make their movies and TV shows available via apps.
A games console too?
Re/code claims Amazon is almost ready to unveil the box, and that it could arrive as early as March. We’ll keep our eyes open for more.[Via Re/code]