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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 3:42:59 PM
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  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:43:33 PM
    Amazon Games Studios is building games from the ground up for Fire TV and Kindle tables -- one is Sev Zero, looks like an interspace first-person shooter
  • David Carnoy 4/2/2014 3:44:01 PM
    Showing third-person shooter, Sev Zero.
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  • David Carnoy 4/2/2014 3:44:37 PM
    It's not Titanfall, folks. Just to be clear.
  • sarahtew 4/2/2014 3:45:04 PM
  • David Carnoy 4/2/2014 3:45:05 PM
    Combo tower defense game and shooter.
  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:45:31 PM
    These Amazon-developed games are giving inklings of how Amazon wants to use Fire TV as a platform to sell through content, the same strategy that Kindle went for
  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:46:06 PM
    But we still don't know the price for Fire TV -- Chromecast is $35, Roku can be had for $49 and Apple TV is $99
  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:46:36 PM
    Where is Amazon Fire TV going to fall in that range? Any guesses while we watch this gaming sizzle reel?
  • sarahtew 4/2/2014 3:46:45 PM
  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:47:14 PM
    With Fire TV, you get a huge selection of fun and immersive games at low prices, Frazzini says
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  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:47:40 PM
    Larsen is back up, he says that Amazon showed Fire TV to some customers, we're getting some video of these Average Joes
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  • David Carnoy 4/2/2014 3:47:45 PM
    We're getting some customer testimonials of people who got a preview of FireTV...
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  • David Carnoy 4/2/2014 3:48:23 PM
    The comments are rather praiseworthy...
  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:48:28 PM
    Where were these consumers when I was looking for leaks? Probably gagged by some seriously powerful nondisclosure agreements
  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:48:45 PM
    Shockingly, all these testers really like everything about Fire TV
  • sarahtew 4/2/2014 3:49:01 PM
  • David Carnoy 4/2/2014 3:49:02 PM
    "I can play the game and still have Pandora on it."
  • David Carnoy 4/2/2014 3:49:17 PM
    "Amazon got it right. It's the first one to get it right."
  • David Carnoy 4/2/2014 3:49:33 PM
    Here comes the price...
  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:49:41 PM
    Premium products at non premium prices, Larsen says.
  • sarahtew 4/2/2014 3:49:41 PM
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  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:50:44 PM
    You got all the content, not a closed ecosystem, voice search that actually works, state of the art performance, great extras like ASAP that makes video start instantly, FreeTime for kids, X-Ray for movies and shows, got a great photos experience, all the music apps and X-Ray for music lyrics, and then you've got those high-quality reasonably priced games, Larsen says
  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:50:50 PM
    I feel a price point coming
  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:50:57 PM
    Incredible price of $99
  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:51:03 PM
    "Incredible price"
  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:51:08 PM
    It's shipping today
  • David Carnoy 4/2/2014 3:51:21 PM
    Same price as Apple TV ($99). Shipping today.
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