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Amazon Video Event

Amazon will be outlining its latest strategy for online video on Wednesday, April 2. A media streamer to compete with Chromecast, Roku, and Apple TV is widely expected to be announced.

  • Mogli 4/2/2014 3:21:40 PM
    If it's a dongle with remote, I am pre-sold. Chromecast doesn't work for my household if my kids need a smartphone to operate it.
  • Rui Medina 4/2/2014 3:21:42 PM
    Yay! Another live event with these 3! I love this trio! They're the best live hosts ever! :D
  • Fred 4/2/2014 3:21:44 PM
    So the question is why... do we need another device?
  • Yervant in NJ 4/2/2014 3:21:45 PM
    amazon video is on xbox
  • kywildcat 4/2/2014 3:21:51 PM
    btw, still no amazon video app for android
  • trikar 4/2/2014 3:21:54 PM
    Roku has Showtime, HBO GO, Vudu, Target, RedBox...more channels than Amazon Fire TV
  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:22:16 PM
    Larsen says customers are loving the shows. Alpha House quickly became the most watch show on Amazon after it was released last November
  • sarahtew 4/2/2014 3:22:21 PM
  • Jimmy DErrico 4/2/2014 3:22:30 PM
    4K
  • sarahtew 4/2/2014 3:22:32 PM
  • Lenny D 4/2/2014 3:22:33 PM
    Why don't any of these streaming boxes have parental controls?
  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:22:42 PM
    Roku definitely has more channels -- they number above 1,200
  • Fred 4/2/2014 3:22:46 PM
    It does have PLEX on it ...
  • Hunter Bonner 4/2/2014 3:22:51 PM
    Best part of it, it has Amazon on it. I was excited about that as Brian Tong was.
  • Huntr 4/2/2014 3:22:53 PM
    How is this better than/different from a Roku?
  • sarahtew 4/2/2014 3:22:55 PM
  • lol 4/2/2014 3:22:56 PM
    cool product
  • BTH 4/2/2014 3:22:58 PM
    I have Amazon Instant Video on my Vizio TV. Why would I need this?
  • Brandon 4/2/2014 3:23:00 PM
    Of course, the Fire tablet IS the keyboard if you have a fire.
  • David Carnoy 4/2/2014 3:23:23 PM
    Over 200,000 titles to buy or rent....most in the world.
  • DC 4/2/2014 3:23:28 PM
    The After sucks though. Watched that on Amazon preview
  • Brandon 4/2/2014 3:23:30 PM
    This looks similar to an Apple TV.
  • sarahtew 4/2/2014 3:23:36 PM
  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:23:52 PM
    When you add all this up, over 200,000 titles to buy and rent -- most in the world -- and Prime with thousands of exclusives. "You can watch Alpha House and House of Cards, this isn't a closed ecosystem."
  • David Carnoy 4/2/2014 3:23:56 PM
    Here comes search demo...
  • David Carnoy 4/2/2014 3:24:09 PM
    Voice controls...
  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:24:10 PM
    Voice search!
  • David Carnoy 4/2/2014 3:24:25 PM
    Pretty good, as Larry David might say.
  • David Carnoy 4/2/2014 3:24:41 PM
    Remote has a microphone in it...
  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:24:43 PM
    Say John Malkovich and it goes right to all the movies John Malkovich is in, there's a microphone in the remote so you're not shouting across the room at your TV
  • sarahtew 4/2/2014 3:25:09 PM
  • sarahtew 4/2/2014 3:25:10 PM
  • sarahtew 4/2/2014 3:25:12 PM
  • David Carnoy 4/2/2014 3:25:19 PM
    No Siri-like voice involved.
  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:25:22 PM
    He notes how fast the voice search retrieved results
  • sarahtew 4/2/2014 3:25:35 PM
  • David Carnoy 4/2/2014 3:25:39 PM
    Larsen says this is voice search that actually works.
  • David Carnoy 4/2/2014 3:25:52 PM
    Fast and easy to use, Larsen says.
  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:25:52 PM
    This thing is easy to use and it's fast, Larsen says
  • LukeAlan78 4/2/2014 3:25:58 PM
    The problem is Apple hardly updates Apple TV which is why it's failed so miserably.
  • cch401 4/2/2014 3:26:00 PM
    I don't see any reason to get another device. My TV is already cluttered enough.
  • Hunter Bonner 4/2/2014 3:26:02 PM
    I still say they should have had voice activation on the remote.
  • Hunter Bonner 4/2/2014 3:26:04 PM
    @Brandon wow. I'll have to try that out.
  • animestar_jps 4/2/2014 3:26:07 PM
    Roku has a lot of religious channels that are taking over the device. That's was too much.
  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:26:41 PM
    Results will bring you related movies, so if you search for an Oscar winner, it will bring up other movies nominated and awarded Oscars around the same time
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