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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.

  • sarahtew 4/2/2014 3:35:23 PM
  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:35:34 PM
    FreeTime Unlimited -- an all you can eat subscription with Sesame Street, PBS, Nickelodeon content, Larsen says
  • David Carnoy 4/2/2014 3:35:39 PM
    FreeTime Unlimited is the subscription service I was talking about.
  • sarahtew 4/2/2014 3:35:51 PM
  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:36:02 PM
    Bonus: GAMING
  • David Carnoy 4/2/2014 3:36:07 PM
    here comes gaming...
  • David Carnoy 4/2/2014 3:36:23 PM
    The "bonus."
  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:36:32 PM
    Millions of people have game consoles, but many millions more don't have consoles because they either can't afford or don't want to pay that much, Larsen says
  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:36:50 PM
    People play games on tablets, but they want to play on TV, Larsen says
  • sarahtew 4/2/2014 3:37:04 PM
  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:37:12 PM
    More customer complaints about competing products
  • David Carnoy 4/2/2014 3:37:18 PM
    Everybody has been wondering why Apple hasn't brought games to Apple TV -- yet.
  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:37:31 PM
    Mike, an exec from Amazon games, is up now
  • sarahtew 4/2/2014 3:37:57 PM
  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:38:04 PM
    Michael Frazzini, VP of Amazon Games
  • David Carnoy 4/2/2014 3:38:19 PM
    Lots of partnerships with big mobile game developers.
  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:38:24 PM
    Working with Sega, EA, Disney, etc -- by next month we'll have thousands of games for customers to play
  • David Carnoy 4/2/2014 3:38:33 PM
    Thousands of games will be available next month,
  • sarahtew 4/2/2014 3:38:51 PM
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  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:38:53 PM
    You can play with Fire TV remote, and we've created an app to use phones and tablets to play games -- this will be available next month, Frazzini says
  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:39:02 PM
    Fire Game Controller is just unveiled
  • David Carnoy 4/2/2014 3:39:06 PM
    Voila, the Fire Game Controller.
  • sarahtew 4/2/2014 3:39:11 PM
  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:39:21 PM
    $39.99
  • David Carnoy 4/2/2014 3:39:22 PM
    Added accessory. $39.99.
  • David Carnoy 4/2/2014 3:39:35 PM
    Comes with 1,000 Amazon coins.
  • sarahtew 4/2/2014 3:39:35 PM
  • David Carnoy 4/2/2014 3:40:01 PM
    Everybody in the room also gets a game controller today.
  • sarahtew 4/2/2014 3:40:19 PM
  • sarahtew 4/2/2014 3:40:21 PM
  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:40:39 PM
    We're getting a demo of some games; Minecraft up first
  • sarahtew 4/2/2014 3:40:44 PM
  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:41:04 PM
    You can coplay in Minecraft, now seeing the Monsters' University game
  • David Carnoy 4/2/2014 3:41:18 PM
    Casual gaming at its finest...
  • sarahtew 4/2/2014 3:41:24 PM
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  • sarahtew 4/2/2014 3:42:04 PM
  • sarahtew 4/2/2014 3:42:06 PM
  • David Carnoy 4/2/2014 3:42:09 PM
    Games look good...sharp graphics. Showing Asphalt now.
  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:42:36 PM
    Asphalt 8, racing game, now -- and Frazzini is touting that you can play these performance-demanding game on a small box
  • David Carnoy 4/2/2014 3:42:41 PM
    Price of games...Average price $1.85.
  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:42:47 PM
    Average price of a paid game is $1.85
  • David Carnoy 4/2/2014 3:42:54 PM
    Amazon will also be making games...
  • sarahtew 4/2/2014 3:42:57 PM
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